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Source Image: PR301_08_18 of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the inscription from the Sebasteion.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The surface into which the letters are carved is smoothed with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Lettering
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The lettering is carved with the corner of the flat chisel, though not very deeply considering the scale of the monument.

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