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Source Image: PR308_02_06 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: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the point chisel can be seen on the re-carved hair and face of this figure.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Re-use
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The face has mainly been carved back with the flat chisel.

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. Although re-carved portraits are relatively common this is one of the few unfinished examples.

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