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Source Image: PR304_01_01 of Mask and Garland Frieze (Aphrodisias) of Aphrodisias: South Agora

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Description

Detail of the mask and garland frieze 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
MaskGarlandEntablature  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the facial features of these masks and the foliage of the garlands.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following drilling a channelling tool has been used between the leaves of the garland.

Notes

This block is much more simply worked that many from the South Agora. It might be later but it might also simply be less well carved.

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