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Source Image: PR303_01_16 of Centauromachy Relief (2) of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of relief 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
HeadBattle  
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: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Despite the damaged surface of this section of relief, point chisel marks are visible in the background in those areas which would not have been visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The cloak of the central figure is worked with the flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool of some sort is used in the deep grooves of the cloak on the central figure.

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