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Source Image: PR301_02_02 of Herakles and Antaios panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the Sebasteion panel depicting Herakles and Antaios.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Herakles and Antaios panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
FigureHead  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background between Herakles and the herm is only roughly worked with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: ?
Description
The upper portion of the background has been flattened using the tooth chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill marks are visible in the beard of the herm.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used to outline the herm and the bow case held by Herakles.

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