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Source Image: PR312_03_19 of Statue of Dionysos of Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture

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Description

Detail of the back of the statue of Dionysos in Ephesos Museum.

Monument
Ephesos: Miscellaneous Sculpture 
Monument Part
Statue of Dionysos 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 50 - ad 200 
Keywords
Dionysos/BacchusMeasuring Point  
Collections
Ephesos, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Ephesos 
Current Location
Ephesos Archaeological Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Rough shaping with the point chisel is visible on the back of the head.

2. Measuring point

Process
Measurement
Tool
Callipers
Description
Measuring points can be seen on the corner of this figure. These were probably reference points that the carver used to take measurements from, though their exact function is unknown. They were presumably left on the back because they were not visible.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The back is worked with the flat chisel.

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