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Source Image: PR222_04_11 of Statue of Polyphemus of Capitoline Museums: Statuary

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Description

Detail of the statue of Polyphemus in the Capitoline Museum.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Statue of Polyphemus 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 1 - pre ad 200 
Keywords
Head  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hair is carefully worked with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are also visible in the hair of this boy, though drilling is not as extensive as on the head of Polyphemus, which probably comes from a different statue.

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