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Source Image: PR314_01_10 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
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.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill was used on the moulding above the figures and also in other areas to achieve the required depth.

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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