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Source Image: PR304_01_18 of Decorated Pier (East) of Aphrodisias: Theatre Bath Reliefs

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Description

Close-up 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
AnimalFoliageMouldingPier  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The animal at the bottom and the leaf in this detail has been modelled with a roundel, relatively quickly and easily without much fine smoothing.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
A drill has been used in the moulding and around the leaf and animal.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling has been used following drilling to achieve depth in the deep grooves in the moulding and around the leaf to the right.

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