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Source Image: PR307_03_16 of Unfinished Seated Male of Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop

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Description

Detail of the 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: Hard
Description
Very rough point chiselling is visible on the back of this statue.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Finer point chiselling can be seen on his feet and the base.

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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