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Source Image: PR306_01_01 of Stone Dolium (1) of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Vessels

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Description

Stone dolium.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Vessels 
Monument Part
Stone Dolium (1) 
Monument Type
Vessel 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 100 - pre ad 500 
Keywords
Vessel  
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: Hard
Description
The lower portion of this dolium, which was possibly intended to be sunk into the ground, was roughly worked with a point chisel and then left at this stage.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The upper surface of this dolium is also point chiselled but much more finely than the lower half.

Notes

Stone dolia are relatively rare, normally being made in ceramic, but there are a large number of them at Aphrodisias. These vessels would have been more durable than their ceramic equivalents but considerably more laborious to produce.

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