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Source Image: PR228_02_11 of Carrara Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Roughed-out capital from the Carrara quarries, 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 CapitalRoughed-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
The point chisel was used to roughed-out these objects.

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. These objects were probably abandoned due to faults, like the large crack visible on the capital on the right.

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