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Source Image: PR239_01_11 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
Relief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Modena  

Location

Original Location
Modena 
Current Location
Museo Civico, Modena 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The rough marks of the point chisel can be seen on the flat planes of the right end of this sarcophagus, where no detailed carving has been undertaken except to define the architectural framework.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
The remains of a clamp can be seen which would originally have fixed the lid to the chest.

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