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Source Image: PR301_03_07 of Claudius with Land and Sea panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the 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
Allegorical 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
Point chisel marks are visible on the left side of the panel, where roughed-out work has been left.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tooth chisel has been used to flatten the background in those areas where it would have been visible.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: ?
Description
The face and hair of the figure of Land at the bottom of the image have been shaped on their front surfaces with the flat chisel.

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