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Source Image: PR301_08_03 of South Building of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detailed 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
ClampFlutingEngaged Column  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
The back of this block, visible to the right, has been roughly squared with the point chisel and not worked any further.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Tooth chisel marks are visible on the lower section of the column and the border running down the edge of the shaft.

3. Toolmarks

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

4. Toolmarks

Process
Insertion
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The hole to the right is cut into the block using a point chisel and probably held a fixing associated with the door which occupied the opening between columns.

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