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Source Image: PR222_02_03 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
DogRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the rocks behind the dog where this tool was used to provide texture.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Outlines carved with a narrow flat chisel or channelling tool can be seen around the dog and the arm on the right.

Notes

The style of carving on this sarcophagus is unusual and might indicate that it is actually a product of the Renaissance or later. The style of this dog does not look particularly Roman.

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