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Source Image: PR222_01_18 of Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (2) of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of Endymion and Selene sarcophagus

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (2) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 150 - pre ad 250 
Keywords
ClampRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Roundel marks are visible on the trunk and branches of the tree.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the leaves of this tree.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used in the deep grooves around the leaves following drill work.

4. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
The lid was originally clamped in place on this sarcophagus.

Notes

The style of carving on this sarcophagus is unusual and might indicate that it is actually a product of the Renaissance or later.

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