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Source Image: PR222_06_09 of Attic sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of Dionysiac sarcophagus in the Capitoline Museum.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Attic sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 150 - pre ad 250 
Keywords
Relief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the foliage moulding at the top of the chest.

Notes

Attic sarcophagi like this are typically carved in very deep relief. The drill must have been used to achieve this depth but the carvers also used the flat chisel, perhaps one with a long shaft, to get in behind the figures in this scene.

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