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Source Image: PR307_04_23 of Cuirassed Male Statue of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary

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Description

Detail of cuirassed male statue.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Statuary 
Monument Part
Cuirassed Male Statue 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 1 - circa ad 50 
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
Point chiselling is visible in the space between the figure's left leg and the helmet as well as on the side of the plinth.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The top of the base is flattened with the tooth chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The flesh of the legs is smoothed with abrasives.

Notes

The helmet next to this figure's foot is inscribed with the words 'Apollonios Aster, son of Chrysippos, made (it)'.

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