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Source Image: PR301_02_18 of Agon panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the Sebasteion panel depicting Agon.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the point chisel can be seen on the background and around the top of the herms head. These are remains of the roughed-out condition of the panel in areas not visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: ?
Description
The lefthand palm frond has been shaped with the flat chisel but not defined as carefully with detailed work as the righthand one.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the hair of the righthand figure and the drill is also used in the deep channels in the righthand palm frond.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool, probably following drill work, is used in the grooves of the righthand palm frond.

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