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Source Image: PR305_01_14 of Garland Sarcophagus (4) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Roughed-out garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (4) 
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
The surface of the roughed-out garlands and bosses is roughly squared with the point chisel. This was presumably the surface that the whole chest was initially squared to before roughing-out of the design was begun.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The lower and upper portions of the chest, as well as the channels around the bosses, are more finely worked with the point chisel, as is the lid.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tabula is shaped and flattened with the tooth chisel.

Notes

The form of this roughed-out garland sarcophagus is similar in layout to that seen in PR305_01_07 but quite distinct from others found at the site. Further carving of the acroteria is noticeable on this example, which sets it apart from many of the roughed-out garland sarcophagi at Aphrodisias, though the toolmarks in these areas are not visible on this image.

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