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Source Image: PR301_04_08 of Anchises and Aphrodite panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of base of the 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
BodyAphrodite/VenusAnchisesMoulding  
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: Gentle
Description
The remains of rough work with the point chisel can be seen in the channels of the meander.

2. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Incised lines, probably cut with the corner of a flat chisel, visible on the meander show that a series of guidelines were applied to this area following roughing-out but before detailed carving began.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat surfaces of the meander pattern below the figurative scene are worked carefully with the tooth chisel.

4. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel are visible on Anchises' legs.

4. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corners of the border around the meander pattern are smoothed with the flat chisel.

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