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Source Image: PR305_05_16 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
FoliageFlutingColumnColumnar Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The leaves and the flutes of the columns are worked with a slightly round-headed chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drilling is visible between the individual leaves.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following drill work the channels between the leaves were carved using some sort of narrow chisel.

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