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Source Image: PR201_01_11 of Exterior Relief of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Close-up of priests.

Monument
Ara Pacis Augustae 
Monument Part
Exterior Relief 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
bc 13 - bc
Keywords
HeadPriestRoman OfficialRestoration  
Collections
Ara Pacis, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corner of the flat chisel is used to detail the fringe on the figure to the left.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used in the details of the face like the nose and the ears to achieve depth.

Notes

The patch of discolouration in this image reveals the level of dirt that built up on the surface of this monument over time.

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