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Source Image: PR911_01_03

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Description

Various tool marks on a pink-white marble.

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Toolmarks  

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Tooth chisel marks are visible all over this stone except in the middle strip where a variety of other tools have been employed.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Flat chisel marks can be seen on the left of the central band.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Scraper
Description
Next to the flat chisel marks is a band of scraper marks. In this case a toothed scraper.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The surface next to the scraper has been smooth with a rasp.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
At the righthand end of the middle band a patch of stone has been polished with abrasives. Only at this stage of work does the pink colouring of the stone become apparent.

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