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Source Image: PR308_02_01 of Re-carved philosopher of Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop

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Description

Detail of re-carved philosopher.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop 
Monument Part
Re-carved philosopher 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 30 - pre ad 450 
Keywords
HeadRe-Carving  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Re-use
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The left side of the bust has been re-carved with the point chisel to give rough definition to the intended form of the final piece.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Re-use
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A small patch of tooth chiselling can also be seen on the left of the bust.

Notes

This portrait was found in the Sculptor's Workshop and consists of a finished bust of a philosopher (or other bearded individual) which was in the process of being re-carved.

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