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Source Image: PR223_02_11 of Strigil Sarcophagus (2) of Ostia: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi

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Description

Strigil sarcophagus from Ostia.

Monument
Ostia: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Strigil Sarcophagus (2) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 175 - ad 300 
Keywords
Strigil Sarcophagus  
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
The central boss on the chest is roughed-out with the point chisel but not worked any further.

Notes

This sarcophagus has had its strigillated panels carved but the central decorative detail has been left as a rough boss for later finishing. Whether this was meant to be done when the chest was sold or after the death of the commissioner is not clear.

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