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Source Image: PR301_03_01 of Claudius with Land and Sea panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Sebasteion panel depicting Claudius with Land and Sea.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Claudius with Land and Sea panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
ClaudiusAllegorical Figure  
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
Vestiges of roughing-out can be seen along the very bottom of the relief and above the emperor's billowing drapery, two areas not visible from the ground.

Notes

Like other panels on the Sebasteion this one is carved from a single block of stone. This means that the carver could have completed this work on the ground before the panel was inserted into the monument, though there is no way of telling for sure whether this is what happened.

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