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Source Image: PR239_01_08 of Sarcophagus of Sosia Herennia of Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of the sarcophagus of Sosia Herennia in the Museo Civico, Modena.

Monument
Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Sarcophagus of Sosia Herennia 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Prokonnesian Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 175 - pre ad 300 
Keywords
CapitalRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Modena  

Location

Original Location
Modena 
Current Location
Museo Civico, Modena 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The top of this capital has been left roughly worked with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Bands of flat chiselling can be seen below the capital and in the curved moulding following the line of the arcaded niche to the right.

Notes

The fact that the capital in this detail, like the other capitals and figures on the chest of this sarcophagus, have been left rough while the architectural framework around them has been finished indicates either a division of labour between specialists or a highly methodical working practice on the part of a single carver.

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