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Source Image: PR201_02_04 of Exterior Relief of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Detail of drapery.

Monument
Ara Pacis Augustae 
Monument Part
Exterior Relief 
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
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the roundel can be seen in some of the deeper folds in the drapery.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used in several areas to smooth the surface of the drapery.

Notes

The veins within the marble are especially clear in this image; this is typically colouring for high-grade Luna/Carrara marble.

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