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Source Image: PR303_01_04 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
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is quite roughly worked with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The basic forms of the leaves have been shaped using a roundel. The carver was working down the forms to give a distinctive texture to each leaf.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corner of a flat chisel is used to define the hair on the boar's neck.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Following initial shaping the drill is used on the leaves to achieve depth between them.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used after drilling to carve the deep grooves between the leaves.

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