Loading
 |  Register

Source Image: PR305_01_07 of Garland Sarcophagus (2) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

annotations
Increase Brightness Increase Contrast
Monochrome Sharpen

Description

Roughed-out garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (2) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
GarlandTabulaGarland 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
This chest was first squared roughly with the point chisel, as shown by the surfaces that have not been cut back to the background plane.

2. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The form of the garlands and other elements of the design have been roughly marked out using a point chisel but on the bottom corners of the front the garlands have not been roughed-out completely.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
The actual carving back to the background plane has also been done with the point chisel but not all over, as the two corners of the front show.

Notes

The way in which this roughing-out was achieved on this sarcophagus is distinctly different from the system observed on other sarcophagi at Aphrodisias (such as PR305_01_03). On this example the form of the garlands and the hanging elements suspended from them are much more carefully marked out before the rest of the stone around them was carved away, while on other examples the design of the garlands is only very roughly blocked-out.

Related Images