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Source Image: PR301_01_21 of Prince as Dioskouros panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of imperial prince on the Sebasteion panel depicting a Julio-Claudian prince as a Dioskouros.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Prince as Dioskouros panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
HeadClothingImperial Family Member  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Point chisel marks can be seen on the background around the head and down the right side of the body of this figure. These represent the vestiges of a first phase of roughing-out not removed by later work.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is flattened with the tooth chisel, except in those areas closest to the figure where the marks of the point chisel are still visible.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used to outline the right side of the head in this image where it meets the background.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Insertion
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
An insert fixed with a pin was evidently placed on top of the staff held by this figure. Perhaps this was a repair done in antiquity or an insert of a differently coloured stone.

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