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Source Image: PR201_01_22 of Exterior Relief of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Close-up of a togate figure.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the roundel can be seen in several places where it was used to shape the drapery, especially at the top of the image.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill seems to have been used to achieve depth in the drapery.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Some form of channelling tool, perhaps just a narrow flat chisel, was used to open up the drill holes in channels to achieve the depth in the folds of this garment.

4. Block joint

Process
Restoration
Description
This figure's hand is a post-antique restoration.

Notes

The hand here is entirely restored, probably in the late eighteenth-century.

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