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Source Image: PR222_07_12 of Re-worked Meleager sarcophagus of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Sarcophagus depicting the myth of Meleager, re-worked in later period, now in the Capitoline Museum.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Re-worked Meleager sarcophagus 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 120 - pre ad 200 
Keywords
HeadRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Restoration
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The figure on the end of this scene has had a new head carved at some point in the post-antique period. He appears to have lost his original head and an attempt has been made to replace it with awkward results.

Notes

This sarcophagus was re-worked at some point in the post-antique period, probably in the 14th century. Several of the heads of the figures which had been broken were re-carved and the boar was given extra emphasis. This represents a very early example of 'restoration'.

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