Two different levels of point chiselling are visible on this end of this sarcophagus. On the surface of the roughed-out garlands are the remains of rough squaring with the point chisel. This stage of work was probably done in the quarry before this object was moved down to the city.
Following squaring the carver responsible seems to have incised the rough decorative scheme onto the chest to guide them during the roughing-out process. The traces of these guidelines are visible on the lower edges of the garland swags and the central hanging element.