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Source Image: PR301_05_13 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
BodyPrometheus  
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 rough texture of the background is achieved using a tooth chisel held at a relatively steep angle.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flesh of Prometheus' legs is worked with a flat chisel, with particular attention paid to modelling the muscles of the knees and thighs.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in Prometheus' pubic hair.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The eagle, Prometheus, and the other object on the left are both outlined with a channelling tool.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Prometheus' torso has been smoothed further than his legs or arms using the rasp.

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