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Source Image: PR307_07_10 of Statue of Flavius Palmatus of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary

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Description

Detail of the statue of Flavius Palmatus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary 
Monument Part
Statue of Flavius Palmatus 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 450 - pre ad 550 
Keywords
ClothingRoman Official  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The lines between the fingers and in the mappa (handkerchief) that the official holds must have been started with the drill. In comparison with earlier togate figures, however, there is little sign of drilling on the toga itself.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following drilling a very narrow channelling tool or flat chisel must have been used to add depth to the folds of the mappa.

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