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Source Image: PR228_02_08 of Carrara Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

A large roughed-out capital and base from the quarries at Carrara now in the Museo del Marmo.

Monument
Carrara Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 30 - circa ad 400 
Keywords
Corinthian CapitalColumn BaseRoughed-out Object  
Collections
Carrara  

Location

Original Location
Carrara 
Current Location
Museo del Marmo 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
These elements are roughed-out with the point chisel.

Notes

These roughed-out elements were found in quarrying debris in the Roman quarries at Carrara. More detailed carving on these objects would have been undertaken at the building site. They were probably abandoned because of faults found in the stone and indeed the capital on the right has a large crack through it.

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