Loading
 |  Register

Source Image: PR222_06_10 of Attic sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

annotations
Increase Brightness Increase Contrast
Monochrome Sharpen

Description

Detail of Attic sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes 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 moulding at the top of the chest.

Notes

This is a good example of the deep relief which characterises Attic sarcophagi. To achieve this depth the carvers must have used the drill but they could also have employed long flat chisels with gave them the manoeuvrability necessary to get in behind the figures in the relief.

Related Images