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Source Image: PR301_04_23 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
Body  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is flattened with the tooth chisel quite roughly.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The skin of the prince's shoulder is carefully shaped with the flat chisel, as is a line of background running around the figure.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of a round-headed chisel are also visible on the skin of the shoulder and the background around the figure. This shadow of flat and round-headed chisel around the figure shows where the original roughed-out form of the figure was carved back during the defining process. This also demonstrates that the flattening of the background took place before detailed work on the figure began.

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