Detail of an architectural block from the south building of the Sebasteion.
This part-finished block reveals several stages in the carving process. The whole panel was clearly roughly shaped and its background smoothed with a rough boss left and its centre for the medallion. Next the frame of the panel was delineated and shaped, though for some reason the top section of this frame was never finished. Only after this work was the central medallion carved, in this case to represent a bearded head, though again this was left unfinished. A measuring point beneath the mouth of this central figure, roughly in the centre of the block, was presumably the point from which the whole design was laid out.