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Source Image: PR312_03_18 of Statue of Dionysos of Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture

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Description

Detail of the back of a statue of Dionysos in Ephesos Museum.

Monument
Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture 
Monument Part
Statue of Dionysos 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 50 - ad 200 
Keywords
Dionysos/BacchusMeasuring Point  
Collections
Ephesos, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Ephesos 
Current Location
Ephesos Archaeological Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Measuring point

Process
Measurement
Tool
Callipers
Description
A pair of measuring points are visible on the shoulder of this statue. This were probably used to help the carver arrange the form of the statue during carving and were not removed because they are not visible on the back of the statue.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The back of this statue is left roughly worked with the flat chisel, unlike the smoothly finished front.

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