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Source Image: PR301_06_16 of Apollo and hero panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of Sebasteion panel depicting Apollo and a hero at Delphi.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Apollo and hero panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
ClothingApolloMythic Character  
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
Marks of roughing-out with the point chisel can be seen at the bottom of this image, on the ledge on which the figures stand.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tooth chisel is used to flatten the background and the surfaces of the podium on which Apollo sits.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the foliage resting on the central female figure's leg.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The clothing of all of these figures, where the surface is preserved, appears to have been smoothed using abrasives, following rasp work which is not visible in this image.

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