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Source Image: PR307_04_08 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
BodyClothingInscription  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The back of the helmet and its crest have been roughed-out with the point chisel before being gone over with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Flat chiselling is visible on the crest following initial point chiselling.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The smooth surface of the figure's leg has been worked 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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