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Source Image: PR316_05_08 of Marmara Adası Quarries: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi

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Description

Roughed-out 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
Garland SarcophagusBlank Sarcophagus  
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
The flat sides of these chests have been squared with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The roughed-out garland design on the sarcophagus at the back has been shaped with the point chisel but other examples of this type on the island are worked with the tooth and flat 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. The two small sarcophagi at the front were made for children.

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