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Source Image: PR302_06_05 of Ionic Capital (2) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Detail of the side of an Ionic capital.

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
FoliageIonic Capital  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The detailed ornament on the side of this capital must have been worked initially with the drill.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used following the drill to carve the deep grooves in the decoration.

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