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Source Image: PR301_02_13 of Royal hero panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of hero on the 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 Character  
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: Medium
Description
The background has been flattened with the tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flesh of the arm and torso are worked with the flat chisel but still left relatively rough.

Notes

This figure is carved in much deeper relief than many other figures on the Sebasteion panels and stands right out from the background. Much more attention has also been paid to modelling rather than simply delineating the musculature of the torso.

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