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Source Image: PR301_01_02 of Tiberius with captive panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Sebasteion panel depicting Tiberius and a captive.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Tiberius with captive panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
FigureBarbarianTiberiusMeasuring Point  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
Rough marks of the point chisel can be seen on the rear surfaces of the two blocks behind this panel. This phase was undertaken before any carving of the decoration on these panels was begun.

2. Measuring point

Process
Measurement
Tool
Callipers
Description
A measuring point can be seen above the genitalia on the figure of Tiberius. To judge from its height this point was set out during or before roughing-out and used as a reference point throughout carving.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The marks of the point chisel can be seen at the bottom of this relief, an area which would not have been visible from the ground once it had been set in place.

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