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Source Image: PR303_03_02 of Putto Relief of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Reliefs

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Description

Detail of a relief depicting a putto.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Reliefs 
Monument Part
Putto Relief 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 100 - pre ad 400 
Keywords
PuttoFoliage  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of a round-headed chisel can be seen on both the legs of the putto and the leaves.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in several places between the leaves, and in some places have not been carved away.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used following most of the drilling to carve deep channels in the foliage.

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