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Source Image: PR301_03_17 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
Horse  
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
The bottom plane of the panel is worked with the point chisel. This would not have been visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is flattened with the tooth chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
An outline has been carved around the back of the horse's leg and under its body to distinguish it from the background.

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