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Source Image: PR201_02_03 of Exterior Relief of Ara Pacis Augustae

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Description

Close-up 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
In several of the folds of the drapery marks of a fine roundel can be seen where the form of the cloth was modelled.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The marks of the rasp on this section of drapery are especially clear. This was as smooth as anything on the Ara Pacis was worked.

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