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Source Image: PR222_06_11 of Attic sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of Attic sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes.

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
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Most of the figures in this scene are shaped with the flat chisel. The surface is too weathered to tell how they were then smoothed.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in some of the details of the scene, such as bushes in the background and the drapery.

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