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Source Image: PR301_01_13 of Tiberius with captive panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the emperor's righthand knee on 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
BodyTiberius  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of a tooth chisel can be seen around the knee, especially to the right and are the vestiges of an initial stage of shaping in this area. This chisel seems to have four flat teeth.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A slightly round-headed chisel is used following the tooth chisel work to finely model the shape of the leg.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A line of chiselling with roundel is also used to define the muscle above the knee and down the side of the leg on the right.

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