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Source Image: PR222_02_05 of Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (2) of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of sarcophagus depicting Selene and Endymion.

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
SeleneRelief 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
The marks of a slightly round-headed chisel can be seen on the rocks in the background of this scene.

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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