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Source Image: PR307_10_19 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
Body  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
On the rear of this statue marks of the flat chisel can be seen which show that it was never smoothed with the rasp or abrasives as the front of the statue was.

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