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Source Image: PR312_03_22 of Statue of Dionysos of Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture

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Description

Detail of the leg of the 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
Measuring points can be seen on the back of this figure's legs. These were probably reference points that the carver used to take measurements from, though their exact function is unknown. They were presumably left on the back because they were not visible.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Point chiselling is visible on the back of the tree stump support next to this figure.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Finer work with the roundel can be seen around the side and front of this support. This tool was deliberately used to give the trunk texture.

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