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Source Image: PR302_05_02 of South Portico of Aphrodisias: North Agora

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Description

Detail of the entablature of the North Agora.

Monument
Aphrodisias: North Agora 
Monument Part
South Portico 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 15 - pre ad 100 
Keywords
Block DivisionEntablature  
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
The roughed-out garland is worked with the point chisel.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The fact that the two adjacent blocks making up the frieze of this section of entablature are differently carved and do not line up shows that they were carved on the ground before being put into the monument.

Notes

This image shows a roughed-out frieze block incorporated into the otherwise finished north portico. The fact that the detailed decorative carving does not carry on from the finished frieze block to the left onto this roughed-out block seems to indicate that all of this work was done before the blocks were put in place. The roughed-out block was presumably put up because it was needed in a hurry. It was also put in the wrong place since its decoration does not line up with the block next to it.

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