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Source Image: PR305_04_13 of Relief Sarcophagus (1) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Left end of 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
FigureRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
The left end of this sarcophagus is roughly squared with the point chisel.

Notes

The left end of this sarcophagus has a shallow ledge carved along its top which might indicate that it had begun to be roughed-out into a different form. Ledges like this are found on the ends of many garland sarcophagi at the site, for instance.

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