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Source Image: PR302_08_07 of Scaenae Frons of Aphrodisias: Theatre

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Description

Detail of the inscription on the scaenae frons of the theatre.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Theatre 
Monument Part
Scaenae Frons 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 38 - circa ad 68 
Keywords
Block DivisionEntablatureInscription  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Some effort seems to have been taken here to avoid having the triglyph on the left cross the division between blocks. This might indicate that a lot of this work was carved on the ground before being inserted into the building.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Lettering
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The inscription was carved with the flat chisel.

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