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Source Image: PR301_04_06 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: Medium
Description
The background between the figures is flattened with the tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the flat, or a slightly rounded, chisel can be seen in the drapery above Aphrodite's head.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of careful flat chiselling are visible on the neck of Anchises and his drapery..

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A narrow flat chisel or channelling tool is used in Aphrodite's hair.

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