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Source Image: PR302_06_20 of Pilaster Capital (3) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Figured pilaster capital.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Part
Pilaster Capital (3) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 350 - pre ad 500 
Keywords
ApolloFoliageMouldingPilaster Capital  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The foliage and figure are worked with the flat chisel. Little actual definition of the details of the figure has taken place however.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the leaves of the foliage and the moulding at the bottom, as well as in places around the figures.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used following the drill to carve the deep grooves in the foliage and moulding and around the figure.

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