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Source Image: PR308_05_08 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: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The remains of rough point chiselling can still be seen on the neck and behind the head of this figure, places which would not have been immediately visible once the object was in place.

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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