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Source Image: PR302_06_08 of Entablature Block (3) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Detail of a water spout on an entablature block

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Part
Entablature Block (3) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 20 - pre ad 200 
Keywords
EntablatureWater Spout  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The vestiges of very fine point chiselling are visible around the bottom of the lion's head spout suggesting that this was originally carved as a rough boss with finer work left until the surrounding architectural details had been carved.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Tooth chisel marks are visible on the underside of the overhang of the moulding, and in several places on the flat surfaces of this block.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Flat chisel marks are visible on the fine band carved along the front of this block which abuts the lion's head spout. To judge from the rough stone immediately around this spout this band was carved before detailed work on the lion's head was begun. Similar drafted lines are visible on the dentils beneath the cornice.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The lion's head itself is worked with a narrow flat chisel.

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