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Source Image: PR222_04_10 of Statue of Polyphemus of Capitoline Museums: Statuary

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Description

Head of Polyphemus in the Capitoline Museums.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Statue of Polyphemus 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 1 - pre ad 200 
Keywords
HeadPolyphemus  
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
The beard of the head is worked with the flat chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the curls of the figure's hair.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill work is visible in the deeply carved mouth.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following drilling in the mouth a narrow flat chisel or channelling tool must have been used.

Notes

This head is a later addition and originally belonged to a different statue. The third eye may well also be a later addition.

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