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Source Image: PR315_01_07 of Rear Portico of Sardis: Temple of Artemis

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Description

Columns of the Temple of Artemis at Sardis.

Monument
Sardis: Temple of Artemis 
Monument Part
Rear Portico 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 300 - circa ad 175 
Keywords
Column Shaft  
Collections
Sardis  

Location

Original Location
Sardis 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The drums of these columns have point chiselled surfaces and were never fluted.

Notes

The Temple of Artemis at Sardis was one of the largest temples in Asia Minor. Construction of it began in 300 BC but was put on hold for much of the Hellenistic period. A final phase of work was undertaken on it during the Antonine period (mid to late 2nd century AD) when it was turned into a temple honouring both Artemis and the imperial family. The rear section of the temple was never completely finished.

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