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Source Image: PR201_02_01 of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Detail of drapery.

Monument
Ara Pacis Augustae 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
bc 13 - bc
Keywords
Clothing  
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 is used to define and add depth to the folds of the drapery.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used to finish the drapery of the figure.

2. Insert socket

Process
Restoration
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
At some point in history, this drapery has been restored, although one insert is intact, the curvilinear section has broken off revealing the pins that would hold the restoration in place.

Notes

Detail showing replacement pieces inserted into drapery, again probably in the eighteenth century.

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