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Source Image: PR204_03_09 of North Pier of Arch of Titus

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Description

Close-up of the corner of the northern pier of the eastern facade and the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Titus 
Monument Part
North Pier 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 82 
Keywords
Block DivisionMouldingFluting  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Where the moulding of the entablature and the fluting of the half-column meet a slightly awkward compromise can be seen. Due to the lack of space the carvers of the moulding seem to have decided to leave the end of the moulding unworked. This might suggest that one team of workers was responsible for the fluting and another for the entablature, with the latter simply unable to complete their work in the space left to them by the former.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The depth in the moulding is achieved using a drill.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool or narrow flat chisel was used to open out the drill holes in the moulding to achieve the required depth.

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