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Source Image: PR303_01_21 of Dionysos Relief of Aphrodisias: Basilica Reliefs

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Description

Relief panel depicting Dionysos from the Civil Basilica.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Basilica Reliefs 
Monument Part
Dionysos Relief 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 250 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
Dionysos/BacchusFoliage  
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
Marks of the point chisel, the remains of roughing-out, are visible on the bottom of the relief.

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
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The deep channels in the leaves must have been carved using a drill, though no drill holes are visible in this image.

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