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Source Image: PR302_06_16 of Pilaster Capital (1) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Decorated pilaster capital.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Part
Pilaster Capital (1) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 350 - pre ad 500 
Keywords
FigureFoliagePilaster Capital  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum depot 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The foliage and figures are worked with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible on the leaves of this capital. Supports between drill holes are visible in places. This work was done after initial shaping.

3. 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 foliage.

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