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Source Image: PR223_04_01 of Attic child's sarcophagus of Ostia: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of Attic sarcophagus for a child.

Monument
Ostia: Miscellaneous Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Attic child's sarcophagus 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 150 - pre ad 250 
Keywords
PuttoSwanRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Ostia Antica  

Location

Original Location
Ostia 
Current Location
Ostia Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Drill
Method
Running Drill
Description
These figures have been defined against the flat background of the relief with narrow channels, carved with a drill held at a shallow angle to the plane of the stone. This method of using the drill as a running channelling tool is relatively rare in Roman sculpture.

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