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Source Image: PR308_05_10 of Shield-portrait of Socrates of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary

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Description

Detail of 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
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The face is mainly 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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