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Source Image: PR301_06_06 of Achilles and Penthesilea panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Sebasteion panel depicting Achilles and Penthesilea.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Achilles and Penthesilea panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
AchillesPenthesilea  
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: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is flattened with the tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen in the drapery and headgear of both figures.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The deep channels in both figures' hair are carved with a channelling tool, probably following drill work but in this image drill holes are not visible.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The very smooth finish on the torsos of both figures has been achieved using abrasives.

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