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Source Image: PR301_04_13 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
ErosAphrodite/VenusAnchises  
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 roughing-out with the point chisel can be seen between the legs of Eros and Aphrodite's lap, an area which would not have been visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

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

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