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Source Image: PR305_02_24 of Garland Sarcophagus (14) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Front of a garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (14) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
GarlandTabulaRelief BustGarland Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Most of the elements of the design here are roughly worked with a flat chisel but not taken any further.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in areas of the garland but not everywhere, perhaps suggesting that work on this piece was aborted at this stage.

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