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Source Image: PR307_04_21 of Unfinished Aesklepios of Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop

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Description

Unfinished Asklepios from the Sculptor's Workshop.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop 
Monument Part
Unfinished Aesklepios 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 100 - circa ad 450 
Keywords
Aesklepios/Aesculapius  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum depot 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The whole of this figure has been roughly shaped with the flat chisel.

Notes

As is visible on other unfinished carvings from Aphrodisias the carver responsible for this piece was working from the front of the stone to the back, shaping the form first in two dimensions and then into three.

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