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Source Image: PR239_01_22 of Sarcophagus (1) of Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi

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Description

Re-used Roman sarcophagus in the Museo Civico, Modena.

Monument
Modena Museo Civico: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Sarcophagus (1) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Prokonnesian Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 200 - pre ad 250 
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: Hard
Description
The central panel on the end of this sarcophagus has been left roughly point chiselled or alternatively has had its decoration removed in a later period.

Notes

This sarcophagus was re-carved in a later period with the design visible on the long side of the chest here actually carved on the rear as it was originally designed.

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