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Source Image: PR308_05_11 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
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Rough point chiselling can be seen on this figure's neck.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Rough flat chiselling is also visible down the side of the head.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The face and hair are worked more carefully with the flat chisel.

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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