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Source Image: PR304_02_02 of Giant Console of Aphrodisias: Hadrianic Baths

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Description

Colossal figured console depicting a giant from the Hadrianic Baths.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Hadrianic Baths 
Monument Part
Giant Console 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 117 - circa ad 138 
Keywords
GiantFoliageConsole  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Individual drill holes can be seen on the leaves behind the figure's head and the drill must also have been used in the hair.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The deep channels in this figure's hair are carved with a channelling tool following initial work with the drill.

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