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Source Image: PR223_03_11 of Vulcan relief of Ostia Museum: Reliefs

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Description

Detail of relief showing Vulcan/Hephaistos being thrown out of Olympos in Ostia Museum.

Monument
Ostia Museum: Reliefs 
Monument Part
Vulcan relief 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 1 - pre ad 250 
Keywords
Tree  
Collections
Ostia Antica  

Location

Original Location
Ostia 
Current Location
Ostia Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The background is smoothed with the rasp.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following the smoothing of the background certain details have been incised into it with the flat chisel, such as the hanging leaves on the tree.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Running Drill
Description
Drilling is visible all around the tree and its leaves. In some place the drill have been used to make holes but elsewhere it is possible that it has been used at an angle to carve furrows, the so-called 'running drill' technique.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool is used around the trees and the figures to better distinguish the elements from the background.

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