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Source Image: PR305_06_06 of Columnar Sarcophagus (4) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of the front 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
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The lower plinth on which the columns stand is flattened with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drilling is visible in the leaves and the decorative moulding on arch above the figure.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used following drilling in the leaves and around the figure to give depth to the relief.

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