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Source Image: PR223_02_02 of Columnar Sarcophagus (1) of Ostia: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of a sarcophagus lid shaped as a couch (klinē) from Ostia.

Monument
Ostia: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Columnar Sarcophagus (1) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 200 - circa ad 300 
Keywords
Kline Lid  
Collections
Ostia Antica  

Location

Original Location
Ostia 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the point chisel can be seen on the couch.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The details of the figures have been carved into the roughed-out form and shaped with the flat chisel. This work was not taken to a final finish, however.

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