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Source Image: PR301_04_16 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
HeadGaiusLucius  
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 considerable amount of point chiselling, the vestiges of roughing-out can be seen behind the heads and shoulders of these figures. These were areas which would not have been visible from the ground and they were not removed so as not to weaken the figures.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background, in those areas where it was visible, is flattened with the tooth chisel.

Notes

This panel was located on the third story of the south building of the Sebasteion and the carving of it reflects this. The areas at the top of the relief which would not have been visible from the ground were left roughed-out and the backs of the heads not carved beyond point chiselling.

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