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Source Image: PR314_01_09 of Attic sarcophagus of Thessaloniki Museum: Sarcophagi

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Description

Attic sarcophagus.

Monument
Thessaloniki Museum: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Attic sarcophagus 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 175 - pre ad 260 
Keywords
Relief SarcophagusKline Lid  
Collections
Thessaloniki  

Location

Current Location
Museum, Thessaloniki  

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill was used on the moulding above the figures and also in other areas to achieve the required depth.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channeling tool is used extensively to outline various elements in the decoration.

Notes

The sarcophagus is carved in deep relief and has a large kline lid. It is worth nothing that the base of the sarcophagus is not finely worked. The lid has also received less attention in terms of carving.

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