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Source Image: PR305_01_24 of Garland Sarcophagus (7) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Fragmentary garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (7) 
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
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Point chisel marks are visible on the garlands and supports. This is relatively fine point chiselling which was probably not intended to be carved over.

Notes

This sarcophagus is again of a different format to many of the other garland sarcophagi from Aphrodisias. Althought the supports of the garlands are only roughly worked other elements of the design have been more finely worked, such as the probable bust above the middle garland.

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