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Source Image: PR304_02_05 of Medusa Console of Aphrodisias: Hadrianic Baths

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Description

Detail of the colossal console depicting Medusa from the Hadrianic Baths.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
The rear half of this console, which would have been inserted into a wall originally, has been left roughly worked with a point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat surfaces of the moulding are worked with a tooth chisel.

3. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The surfaces of the S-shaped scroll and the moulding at the top are worked with a slightly round-headed chisel but none of these surfaces are smoothed.

3. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel has been used on the flat surfaces of this frame.

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