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Source Image: PR307_10_17 of Statue of a young male/Diskophoros of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary

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Description

Detail of a statue of a nude male in the form of a Polykleitan Diskophoros.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary 
Monument Part
Statue of a young male/Diskophoros 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 50 - pre ad 100 
Keywords
BodyPaint  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The back of this figure's head is worked quickly with the flat chisel but not as finely worked as the face and hair on the front of the head. Presumably it was meant to be displayed against a wall or in a niche.

2. Paint residue

Process
Painting
Description
The original polychromy on this statue survives in the hair and the eyes. The hair was a red-brown colour.

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