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Source Image: PR304_01_15 of Decorated Pier (East) of Aphrodisias: Theatre Bath Reliefs

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Description

View of the north 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 DivisionPier  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The surface on the left side of this pier has been left roughed-out with the point chisel, ready for detailed carving that never took place. The border, in contrast, has been more finely worked, but still not ornamented as much as on the south and west side of the pier.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The blocks appear to have been erected following roughing-out but before any more detailed work was undertaken since the carving on the other sides crosses the block joints without interruption.

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