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Source Image: PR303_01_19 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
FigureSacrifice  
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: Medium
Description
The bottom of the relief, which would not have been visible from the ground, is roughly point chiselled and not finished any further.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is roughly flattened with the tooth chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat sides of the altar are worked with the tooth chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The figure itself is carved with the flat chisel.

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