Loading
 |  Register

Source Image: PR304_01_13 of Decorated Pier (East) of Aphrodisias: Theatre Bath Reliefs

annotations
Increase Brightness Increase Contrast
Monochrome Sharpen

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
PuttoFoliageMouldingPier  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Heavy drill use is visible in and around the foliage.

2. Toolmarks

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

Notes

The decorated border on this pier is slightly different on its two decorated faces (the west and the south), indicating perhaps that two or more carvers were working on it at the same time and interpreting the instructions for it, presumably a sketch, differently. On this face, in comparison with the south face (see PR304_01_12), the border is more carefully modelled rather than simply outlined with the drill and channelling tool.

Related Images