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Source Image: PR305_06_05 of Columnar Sarcophagus (4) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Front side of a columnar sarcophagus with representations of the Seasons.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Columnar Sarcophagus (4) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 350 
Keywords
PuttoSeasonFoliageColumnColumnar Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Extensive drilling can be seen in the foliage around the bottom of the figures, though not on the figures themselves.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following drill work a channelling tool was used in the foliage and around the four figures.

Notes

This is one of the most highly finished sarcophagi at Aphrodisias. On this chest, though, as on others at Aphrodisias, a slight difference in working can be noted between the figures and other decorative details, in this case the foliage beneath them.

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