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Source Image: PR304_01_02 of Mask and Garland Frieze (Aphrodisias) of Aphrodisias: South Agora

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Description

Detail of a block 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
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Relatively rough point chisel work can be seen on the end of this block, where it would have been hidden from view from the ground.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill work is noticeable in the garland and on the masks.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Drilling has been followed up with a channelling tool in the garland.

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