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Source Image: PR302_06_02 of Ionic Capital (2) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Detail of an Ionic capital and entablature block.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Part
Ionic Capital (2) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 50 - pre ad 300 
Keywords
EntablatureIonic Capital  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The entablature block is flattened on all sides with the tooth chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of a slightly round-headed chisel are visible in the volutes of the capital.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The edges of the fasciae on the entablature block have been smoothed with the flat chisel, a standard way of working flat surfaces at Aphrodisias.

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