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Source Image: PR307_03_14 of Unfinished Seated Male of Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop

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Description

Unfinished seated male from the Sculptor's Workshop.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop 
Monument Part
Unfinished Seated Male 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 200 - pre ad 450 
Keywords
BodyClothing  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Rough point chiselling is visible on the base and around the feet of this figure.

Notes

As so often at Aphrodisias the carver responsible for this piece started at the front of the block, shaping the subject in two dimensions before moving around to the back. From the front the form of this figure is clear, therefore, but the sides and back remain very rough.

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