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Source Image: PR308_05_07 of Shield-portrait of Socrates of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary

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Description

Detail of the shield-portrait of Socrates.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary 
Monument Part
Shield-portrait of Socrates 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 350 - pre ad 500 
Keywords
Head  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Remains of rough working can be seen on the neck of this figure.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The face, hair and bead of the figure are worked with the flat chisel but not to a very refined finish.

Notes

This shield-portrait is part of a series of Late Antique portraits of philosophers from Aphrodisias, most of which were found in a large house to the north of the Sebasteion.

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