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Source Image: PR221_01_16 of Orestes Sarcophagus of Vatican Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Orestes sarcophagus in the Vatican Museum

Monument
Vatican Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Orestes Sarcophagus 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Marble  
Date
post ad 150 - pre ad 250 
Keywords
OrestesRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Vatican Museums, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 
Current Location
Vatican Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The depth in the relief in this sarcophagus, and others of the same type, must have been achieved with the use of the drill. This effect is typical of Metropolitan sarcophagi of the late 2nd and early 3rd century AD.

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