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Source Image: PR305_04_06 of Garland Sarcophagus (19) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Front side of an altered garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (19) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
FigureInscriptionGarland Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
These figures are all roughed-out with the point chisel.

Notes

The ends of this sarcophagus (see PR305_04_11) show that it was originally roughed-out as a garland sarcophagus but this front side has been altered to depict a row of five figures, apparently two deceased couples (or perhaps two views of one couple) and a deity or hero. The whole surface of the background is inscribed. It is quite common that figures on sarcophagi at Aphrodisias are worked to a relatively defined state with the point chisel (see also PR305_03_22).

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