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Source Image: PR303_01_20 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
FigureSacrificeAltar  
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
Marks of the point chisel can be seen on the base of this relief, where they were left presumably because they would not have been visible from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the altar and clothing of the figure.

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