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Source Image: PR301_02_23 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
BodyErosAllegorical FigurePalm  
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 vestiges of rough squaring work with the point chisel can be seen on the back of the blocks behind this panel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: ?
Description
The torso of Agon has been shaped with the flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the hair of Eros.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
In places around Eros' head the channelling tool has been used following drilling to create deep grooves.

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