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Source Image: PR301_08_04 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
Engaged ColumnGraffito  
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 surface of this section of the shaft is worked with a tooth chisel.

2. Graffito

Process
Lettering
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The graffito carved into the surface of this shaft might be a mason's mark to indicate who carved this column or where it was to be placed.

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