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Source Image: PR304_01_10 of Decorated Pier (East) of Aphrodisias: Theatre Bath Reliefs

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Description

Detail of the west side of the eastern decorated pier in the Theatre Baths.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Theatre Bath Reliefs 
Monument Part
Decorated Pier (East) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 118 - circa ad 138 
Keywords
Block DivisionAnimalFoliageMouldingPier  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The fact that the carving crosses the joints between blocks without interruption and that the carving appears to take no account of the sizes of the blocks used indicates that all of this work was done in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drilling is visible in the deep relief of the foliage.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used following drill work to carve out the deep grooves in the decoration.

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