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Source Image: PR305_05_18 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
PuttoSeasonArchColumnCapitalColumnar 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 flat surface at the top of the chest and along the curved tops of the arches are worked with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hand of the Season figure to the right is carved with the flat chisel, as is the leaf on the capital.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are visible in the volute and leaf decoration of the capital, as well as the moulding of the arches.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used following drill work in the moulding on the arches.

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