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Source Image: PR305_04_11 of Garland Sarcophagus (19) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Right end 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
FigureGarlandGarland 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: Medium
Description
The roughed-out garland design is worked with the point chisel.

Notes

The right end of this sarcophagus is roughed-out as a garland sarcophagus. It is possible that this design was originally on all sides of the sarcophagus and was then altered on the front. If this were the case we might imagine that the commissioner changed their mind or acquired a garland sarcophagus that they then wanted to be changed. Alternatively the garland design might have been deliberately applied just to the ends with the front differently designed from the very beginning.

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