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Source Image: PR305_05_12 of Garland Sarcophagus (21) of Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of a fragment of a garland sarcophagus.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Garland Sarcophagus (21) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 120 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
Nike/VictoryGarlandGarland Sarcophagus  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The remains of roughing-out with the point chisel can be seen on the garland at the top left.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A finer level of point chiselling on the figure is evidenced by the remains of point chiselling in the folds of the figure's drapery.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background is worked with the point chisel to a relatively flat surface.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The drapery and basic form of the Nike have been defined with the flat chisel. Here the carver is working from the front of the stone inwards finishing each detail on the way. For this reason the drapery around the figure's waist is much more finished than the deep grooves in the drapery around her legs.

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