Loading
 |  Register

Source Image: PR201_02_06 of Ara Pacis Augustae

annotations
Increase Brightness Increase Contrast
Monochrome Sharpen

Description

Detail of the floral frieze.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill was used extensively on the floral frieze running around the exterior of the Ara Pacis especially for defining the fronds of the acanthus.

Notes

Patches of restoration can be clearly seen in this image. There is a noticeable difference is carving style in the floral friezes which make up the lower register of the exterior walls of the Ara Pacis and the figured scenes above them. The relief is generally flatter, the background smoother, and there is much more obvious use of the drill, especially in the vegetation. There is a possibility that a different team of workers were involved, possibly carving at the same time as the specialist figure carvers working above them on scaffolding.

Related Images