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Source Image: PR302_06_17 of Pilaster Capital (1) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Pair of decorated pilaster capitals.

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
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible on both of these capitals, some left quite visible.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool or other narrow chisel has been used following the drill to carve the deep grooves in the foliage on both capitals.

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