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Source Image: PR305_01_04 of Garland Sarcophagus (1) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of the front of a roughed-out garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (1) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
GarlandGarland Sarcophagus  
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 surface of the garlands and the boss, the front plane of the chest, has been roughly squared with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The lower part of the chest and the channel around the boss have been roughed-out with a point chisel. This work was not completed as shown by the rough section of stone in the channel to the right of the boss.

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