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Source Image: PR301_01_03 of Tiberius with captive panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Side view of the 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
FigureBarbarianTiberius  
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
The marks of the point chisel can be seen on the rear of the block behind the Tiberius panel. This is the remains of the surface of the block as it was originally squared before any work on the carving began.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Rough point chiseling can be seen on the bottom of the panel, in an area where it would not have been visible from the ground. The feet of these figures were never worked beyond roughing-out.

Notes

In this close-up it is clear that the figures are more defined on their front surfaces than their sides, while the background remains relatively rough in most cases. The side of Tiberius' right leg is especially roughly worked and still attached to the background.

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