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Source Image: PR301_04_14 of Leda and swan panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Sebasteion panel depicting Leda and the swan.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Leda and swan panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
ErosLedaSwanMoulding  
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: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
A lot of roughing-out work done with the point chisel can be seen in the bottom righthand corner of this relief around the figure of Eros. Presumably most of the panel was roughed-out in this way initially but only in this corner was the level of work left.

Notes

Like all the panels on the Sebasteion this one is carved in one piece and so could have been worked on before it was inserted into the building, though we have no way of telling for sure whether this was the case.

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