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Source Image: PR239_01_19 of Sarcophagus of Appeiena Philumene of Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi

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Description

Rear 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
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The rear side of this chest has been roughly squared with the point chisel.

Notes

The rough form in which this sarcophagus was probably shipped from the quarries is visible on its rear. Its sides were blank and it had a projecting lower socle, while the acroteria on the lid were undecorated.

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