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Source Image: PR305_05_13 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 garland and the area above the figure have been roughed-out with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Finer point chiselling is visible on the upper half of the figure of Nike. This was an initial stage of shaping.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat chisel is used on the lower portions of the figure to define the folds of the drapery. This was still relatively rough work.

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