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Source Image: PR303_03_08 of Mask and Garland Frieze (Aphrodisias) of Aphrodisias: South Agora

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Description

Detail of garland frieze blocks from the South Agora.

Monument
Aphrodisias: South Agora 
Monument Part
Mask and Garland Frieze (Aphrodisias) 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 14 
Keywords
MaskGarland  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Very deep drilling is visible in the garlands of these blocks.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
This deep drilling has been followed up with carving with a narrow chisel to create the deep channels between the individual elements of the garland.

Notes

On many of the blocks of this mask and garland frieze, which are now split between Aphrodisias and the Archaeological Museum in Izmir, a difference in finish between the masks and garlands can be noted which might suggest a division of labour between specialist garland and figure carvers.

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