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Source Image: PR312_03_11 of Male portrait head of Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture

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Description

Detail of male portrait head in Ephesos archaeological museum.

Monument
Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture 
Monument Part
Male portrait head 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 210 - pre ad 280 
Keywords
Head  
Collections
Ephesos, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Ephesos 
Current Location
Ephesos Archaeological Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hair and bead have been detailed with the corner of the flat chisel, a popular technique in the 3rd century AD.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the corner and centre of the eye.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corner of a flat chisel has been used to incise the line of the iris in the eye.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Polishing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The face on this figure is very smoothed and might have been polished with abrasives, though the ear has not been smoothed.

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