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Source Image: PR204_04_16 of Apotheosis Panel of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the apotheosis scene in the soffit.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The joins between the various blocks used for the soffit of the arch can be seen here. The carving carries across these lines indicating that it was done in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The corner of a flat chisel was used to carve the detail on the feathers of the eagle.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used to carve around and slightly undercut the leaves in the wreath framing this scene.

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