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Source Image: PR239_01_15 of Sarcophagus of Appeiena Philumene of Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of the sarcophagus of Appeiena Philumene in the Museo Civico, Modena.

Monument
Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Sarcophagus of Appeiena Philumene 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Prokonnesian Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 180 - pre ad 300 
Keywords
Relief SarcophagusLid  
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 panels on the end of this sarcophagus which were intended to be decorated later were left roughly point chiselled.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
Remains of a clamp socket for fixing the lid to the chest are visible on the end of this sarcophagus.

Notes

The areas which will be decorate with figurative scenes on this sarcophagus have been left unworked while the architectural framework has been finished, perhaps hinting at a division of labour between specialists.

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