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Source Image: PR303_01_18 of Ninos Relief of Aphrodisias: Basilica Reliefs

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Description

Detail of relief panel depicting Ninos from the Civil Basilica.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Basilica Reliefs 
Monument Part
Ninos Relief 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 250 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
NinosEagleInscription  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum depot 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tree to the left is roughly worked with the tooth chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background, as so often at Aphrodisias, is flattened with the tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Lettering
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The name of Ninos is inscribed into the flat surface of the background with the corner of a flat chisel.

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