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Source Image: PR301_02_09 of Royal hero panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Sebasteion panel depicting a royal hero with hunting dogs.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
The background has been flattened roughly with the tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The face and body of the hero have been finely shaped with the flat chisel but apparently not smoothed further.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the mane of the horse.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
In places the drill has been followed with a channelling tool to create deep grooves in the horse's mane.

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