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Source Image: PR305_05_22 of Relief Sarcophagus (1) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of the front of a 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
BodyErosRelief 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
Rough point chiselling is visible between the body of this figure and his right arm, as well as between his legs.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The torch held by Eros is roughly shaped with the flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The skin of this figure is carefully worked with a slightly round-headed chisel. The fine modelling on the abdomen and the knees is all done with this tool.

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