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Source Image: PR316_05_06 of Marmara Adası Quarries: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi

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Description

Sarcophagi in the necropolis at Saraylar.

Monument
Marmara Adası Quarries: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Prokonnesian Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 150 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
Blank SarcophagusRoughed-out Object  
Collections
Marmara Adası  

Location

Original Location
Saraylar 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Most of these sarcophagi are squared with the point chisel.

Notes

These sarcophagi have been mainly left in a roughed-out state like the various architectural elements from the quarries on Prokonnesos. However, most were used by inhabitants of the island, presumably including quarry workers, and set up in the small necropolis in Saraylar, the small harbour on the north side of the island. Most of these sarcophagi were probably never exported because of faults in the stone though some might have been produced especially for use on the island.

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