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Source Image: PR301_09_02 of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Architectural blocks with roughed-out bosses from the Sebasteion.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Rough point chiselling can be seen on the boss at the centre of this block.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat surfaces on this block are carved with the tooth chisel.

Notes

These part-finished blocks show a clear division between work on the architectural forms and work on the figurative forms. The work on the architectural side has been finished on these blocks and bosses left for figurative designs at their centres but for some reason these never got carved.

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