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Source Image: PR201_01_23 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
BodyClothing  
Collections
Ara Pacis, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool is used to create depth in the folds of the drapery.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The rasp is used on the skin and clothing of the figure.

Notes

Though no clear toolmarks are visible in this slide the difference in finish between skin and clothing on the Ara Pacis is apparent here; it would seem generally that the rasp is more commonly used on clothing, but everything is finished to a very high degree on this monument.

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