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Source Image: PR303_01_15 of Centauromachy Relief (2) of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of relief panel depicting centauromachy from the Agora Gate.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Part
Centauromachy Relief (2) 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
Head  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum depot 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the point chisel being used relatively lightly are visible on the background behind the head of the righthand figure.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The face and neck of the central figure are worked with a slightly round-headed chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The curls in the figure's hair are carved with the flat chisel, not the drill as elsewhere on this monument.

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