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Source Image: PR301_02_16 of Victory and trophy panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Sebasteion panel depicting Victory with a trophy.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
The rough marks of a point chisel can be seen on the backs of the blocks behind this panel, the vestiges of the squaring of these blocks before detailed carving began.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the point chisel can be seen between the drapery of Victory's cloak and the background, presumably the vestiges of the roughed-out state of the panel in an area which would not have been visible from the ground.

3. Toolmarks

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

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