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Source Image: PR228_02_23 of Carrara Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Roughed-out blocks 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
Roughed-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
Point chisel marks can be seen on these blocks.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Lettering
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The lower block has an inscription on it indicating that it was accounted for as part of the administrative system operating in the quarries.

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.

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