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Source Image: PR201_02_02 of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Close-up of drapery.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to add depth to the drapery.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used on the clothing of the figure.

2. Insert socket

Process
Insertion
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
At some point the drapery was restored with an insert, the outline of the restoration can be seen here. it is worth appreciating the seamless nature of the restoration.

Notes

Several places where replacement sections have been inserted are visible here, most of them probably from the eighteenth-century. Unfortunately the surface of the stone is too worn here to allow toolmarks to be identified.

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