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Source Image: PR301_05_10 of Herakles freeing Prometheus panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Sebasteion depicting Herakles freeing Prometheus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Herakles freeing Prometheus panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
HeadPrometheus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
The roughly textured background is worked with tooth chisel held at a relatively steep angle.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the beard and hair of Prometheus.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used following the drill in the beard and hair to carve the deep grooves.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
A channelling tool has been used to carve deep grooves around all of the figures.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Prometheus' torso is much more smoothed than many of the figures on the Sebasteion and has been worked over with the rasp.

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