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Source Image: PR301_02_14 of Royal hero panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of 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: Hard
Description
The background is roughly flattened with the tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flesh of the figure's face and torso are relatively roughly worked with the flat or slightly round-headed chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used in the hero's fringe to achieve depth.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used in areas of the fringe following the drill to create deep grooves.

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