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Source Image: PR311_05_20 of Iscehisar Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Roughed-out column shaft from 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
This section of shaft has been roughed-out with the point chisel. This work was clearly done while the shaft was still attached to the rock-face since a rough section of stone can be seen along one side where it was split from the bedrock.

Notes

The Bacakale Quarry is the largest quarry at Iscehisar (ancient Dokimeion) and the focus of modern activity. Both white and coloured marble are extracted here, the latter a white-cream breccia with purple veins (pavonazzetto). Numerous roughed-out blocks were found during the removal of ancient spoil as part of modern quarrying activity on the site.

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