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Source Image: PR246_01_05 of Male Porphyry Statue of Vatican Museums: Statuary

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Description

Unfinished porphyry statue in the Vatican Museums.

Monument
Vatican Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Male Porphyry Statue 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 1 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
Clothing  
Collections
Vatican Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Vatican Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The pock marked surface of this unfinished statue has been worked with the point chisel held close to vertical. This is a common way of working hard stones like porphyry.

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