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Source Image: PR222_01_04 of Meleager sarcophagus of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of the lid sarcophagus depicting Meleager.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Meleager sarcophagus 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 175 - ad 250 
Keywords
Relief SarcophagusLid  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The edges of the lid have been flattened with the flat chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the leaves which have been left unconnected and areas of the boar's coat.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The boar's coat has been detailed with the corner of the flat chisel after drilling used to highlight its texture.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Polishing
Tool
Wax
Description
The surface has been polished but probably with wax. This is a technique that was applied to ancient sculpture in the Renaissance and later to make it appear shiny and new.

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