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Source Image: PR201_01_19 of Exterior Relief of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Detail of a member of the imperial family.

Monument
Ara Pacis Augustae 
Monument Part
Exterior Relief 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
bc 13 - bc
Keywords
HeadImperial Family MemberRestoration  
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
Careful work with the flat chisel can be noted in the hair.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Restoration
Tool
Flat Chisel
Description
At some point in the period after the monument was first erected this figure and others had their irises and pupils incised. This work is conventionally dated to the Hadrianic period but could be later.

3. Block joint

Process
Restoration
Description
This figure's nose is a much later, post-antique addition.

Notes

Here a restored nose and ear can be seen which were left on during cleaning.

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