Detail of the floral frieze.
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.