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Source Image: PR201_01_15 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
HeadPriestBlock Division  
Collections
Ara Pacis, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The way that the righthand priest's head just crosses the block division strongly indicates carving in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of the corner of a flat chisel can be seen in the hair of the lefthand priest.

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