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Source Image: PR301_02_20 of Agon panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of 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
HermPalm  
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
Point chisel marks can be seen behind the head of the herm. These are the vestiges of roughing-out, left in an area where they would not have been visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
The background has been flattened with the tool chisel in those areas where it would have been visible from the ground.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: ?
Description
Marks of the flat chisel are visible on the lefthand palm frond.

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