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Source Image: PR301_04_03 of Anchises and Aphrodite panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Anchises on Sebasteion panel depicting Anchises and Aphrodite.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Anchises and Aphrodite panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
HeadAnchises  
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: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Rough point chiselling can be seen on the very edge of this panel in an area which would have been hidden behind a pilaster.

2. Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
A more delicate level of work with the tooth chisel is visible on the lower part of the background.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Flat chisel marks are visible on the drapery in the top right corner, the lines of which follow the form of the garment.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Possible drill holes are visible in the drapery of Anchises' cloak.

6. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used in the drapery of both figures.

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