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Source Image: PR305_03_08 of Garland Sarcophagus (16) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of a garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (16) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
PuttoGarlandGarland Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The putti are worked with the flat chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Roundel marks are visible on the leaves at the bottom and the individual elements of the garland.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
To achieve depth beneath the elements of the garland and in the leaves at the bottom a drill has been used. Individual drill holes are visible in places.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The deep carving in the garland and leaves has been achieved using a narrow chisel or some form of channelling tool following drilling.

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