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Epitaph in verse of Bassos son of Paterion  

Carrier: Slab

Material: Marble

Object description: Lower fragment of the slab remains. There are remains of relief image above the inscription: lower part of male figure in the centre, papyrus rolls on the left, figre of a servant on the right (its bottom part survived).
Finding site: Tauric Chersonesos

Finding conditions: Discovered in the North area of the ancient city, within 1932 Basilica. Excavated by G. D. Belov (NPTS archive, file 320)

Keeping place: NPTC

Inventory number: 35264

Sizes (cm): [38]/37/7

Letter height (cm): 2

Chronology: late second or the first thirty years of the third centry AD

PTM Image of the object
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These models allow different properties of the illumination experience such as light direction, color, reflectivity, and the sharpness of highlights to be displayed together or separately.

The models also permit mathematical enhancement of illumination properties which can disclose surface characteristics impossible to capture with the naked eye or standard photography.

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