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Source Image: PR301_07_23 of South Building of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of an engaged column from the south building of the Sebasteion.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
South Building 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
GuidelineFlutingEngaged Column  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat lower section of this shaft is worked with the tooth chisel.

2. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
A guideline had been incised into the surface of the shaft to mark the midpoint of the central flute. Presumably the flutes were originally intended to be longer so that this mark would not be visible once they were finished.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flutes themselves are carved with the flat chisel.

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