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Source Image: PR204_04_12 of Soffit of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the coffering.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The lines of the various blocks used for the coffering can be clearly seen in this image. A hole made by the removal of a metal clamp can also be seen to the left. The range of flowers depicted might suggest that multiple carvers were responsible for this decoration working side-by-side on scaffolding. The amount of drill use on this coffering shows that carvers with their assistants must have been able to operate the drill up above their heads.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill must have been used extensively in this coffering to achieve the depth visible between the leaves of the moulding and the flowers.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used in conjunction with the drill to achieve depth.

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