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Source Image: PR301_02_04 of Herakles and Antaios panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Herakles on 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
HeraklesHerm  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Sections of the background have been left roughly worked with the point.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Several sections of this relief have marks of the tooth chisel on them.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Herakles' body is finely shaped with the flat chisel.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the beard and mouth of Herakles.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used following the drill to carve the deep grooves in this figure's beard.

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