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Source Image: PR305_04_12 of Relief Sarcophagus (1) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Front of a figured relief sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Relief Sarcophagus (1) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
FigureErosZeus/JupiterHermesRelief 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
The heads of the two deities on the right have been left roughed-out with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat background of the front of this sarcophagus is worked with the flat chisel.

Notes

Certain details of this sarcophagus, such as the portraits of the central figures are fully finished, but other details are left rough for further finishing - these include the two deities on the right who both have roughed-out heads.

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