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Source Image: PR311_04_05 of Iscehisar Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Roughed-out columns in the Bacakale Quarry, Iscehisar.

Monument
Iscehisar Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Dokimeian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 50 - circa ad 300 
Keywords
Column ShaftRoughed-out Object  
Collections
Iscehisar  

Location

Original Location
Iscehisar 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
These column shafts have been roughed-out with the point chisel following quarrying.

Notes

The Bacakale Quarry is the largest quarry at Iscehisar (ancient Dokimeion) and the focus of modern activity at the site. Both white and coloured marble are extracted here, the latter a white-cream breccia with purple veins (pavonazzetto).

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