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Source Image: PR301_06_24 of Roman People crowning an emperor panel of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the Sebasteion panel depicting the Roman people crowning an emperor.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
Roman People crowning an emperor panel 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
BodyEmperor  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flesh of this figure's body is worked with the flat, or perhaps a slightly rounded, chisel.

2. Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The deep channels around the fingers and in the drapery of this figure's cloak are carved using a narrow channelling tool.

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