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Source Image: PR301_04_09 of Anchises and Aphrodite panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

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
BodyClothingAphrodite/VenusMoulding  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of rough shaping with the point chisel are visible in the grooves of the meander.

2. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Sections of an incised guideline are visible in those areas where the meander has not been completely carved out.

3. - Toolmarks

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

3. - Toolmarks

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

4. Toolmarks

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

Notes

Several sections of the meander pattern at the bottom of this panel have not been fully carved. This level of slight un-finish is typical of the Sebasteion panels and carving at Aphrodisias in general.

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