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Source Image: PR303_01_23 of Theatrical Figure Relief of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Reliefs

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Description

Relief depicting a barbarian or allegorical figure with a theatrical mask.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Reliefs 
Monument Part
Theatrical Figure Relief 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 50 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
BarbarianMask  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum depot 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
The background here has been flattened very roughly using the point chisel to provide a deliberate contrast with the figure.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in this figure's hair.

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