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Source Image: PR204_04_10 of South Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the western end of the south side of the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Titus 
Monument Part
South Side 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 82 
Keywords
Moulding  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill was used in the moulding to achieve depth.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool of some sort would have been used in conjunction with the drill in the moulding.

Notes

It is striking that on both the south and north sides of the passageway the moulding of the entablature above the reliefs is left blank with only the projecting corners at each end given any detailed attention. This might have been a deliberate choice to avoid detracting from the main reliefs or it might have resulting from a rush to finish the monument. Work on the moulding seems to have stopped just before it turned the corner and no attempt was made to work out how this decorative scheme used would have been carved around this corner.

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