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Source Image: PR303_01_02 of Boar Relief of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Reliefs

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Description

Detail of relief depicting a boar.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Reliefs 
Monument Part
Boar Relief 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 100 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
Wild BoarFoliage  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background around the boar's head is lightly worked with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hair and eye of the boar are worked with the corner of a flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill works are visible in the leaves as well as the mouth and eye of the boar.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used, probably following the drill, in the hair along the back of the boar's neck.

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