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Source Image: PR305_06_10 of Garland Sarcophagus (20) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Blank sarcophagus chest with a roughed-out socle.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (20) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
Garland Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
The main sides of this chest are roughly squared with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The lower socle has been roughed-out with the point chisel.

Notes

This sarcophagus was probably intended to be a garland sarcophagus but was pressed into use before the garland scheme could be applied.

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