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Source Image: PR301_04_04 of Anchises and Aphrodite panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of 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
HeadAphrodite/VenusAnchises  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

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

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The lower part of the background, closer to the figures, is more carefully worked.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in several of the folds of Anchises' garment.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used following the drill in the garments.

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