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Source Image: PR239_01_12 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
Lid  
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: Hard
Description
The flat suface of the end of this sarcophagus has been roughly worked with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
More detailed roughing-out of the form of the figure in the acroterion of the lid has been undertaken, again with the point chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The bevel at the bottom of the lid has been worked with the flat chisel.

4. Clamp

Process
Restoration
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
The cracks in the stone of this lid have been repaired with iron clamps, probably in the post-Roman period.

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