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Source Image: PR301_04_19 of Gaius and Lucius panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Sebasteion panel depicting Gaius and Lucius.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Gaius and Lucius panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
BodyClothingGaiusLucius  
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
The remains of point chiselling during roughing-out can be seen behind the head of the figure in the background and on the support behind the right hand of the figure in the foreground. These were areas not visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The drapery in the foreground is roughly shaped with the flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Drill angle
Description
Drill holes are visible in the grooves of the drapery.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used following the drill to give definition to the folds in the drapery.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The figure in the background has a deep channel cut down his side to delineate him against the background.

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