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Source Image: PR301_03_12 of Bellerophon panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Sebasteion panel depicting Bellerophon.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Bellerophon panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
HeadBellerophonClamp  
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 spear and on several sections of background which would have been hidden from view.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the curls of the hair and the channels of the drapery.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used following drilling in the drapery.

4. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
The hole for a metal pin or clamp can be seen in the top right corner which must have been added to fix the panel in place once it was inserted into the building.

Notes

A metal clamp or other fitting appears to have been inserted into the top right corner of this panel at some point, perhaps during construction.

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