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Source Image: PR201_01_12 of Exterior Relief of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Close-up of three officials.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hair on these figures has been carefully modelled using the corner of a flat chisel and perhaps also a roundel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Restoration
Tool
Flat Chisel
Description
The incised irises and pupils in this figures eyes are probably later additions usually dated to the Hadrianic period, though some scholars have argued they are Late Antique alterations.

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