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Source Image: PR204_04_17 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
EagleCofferingWreath  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
In this corner of the apotheosis scene the exact form of the irregular blocks used can be seen. The fact that the carving crosses this line without any interruption suggests it was done in place.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of the flat chisels can be seen on the background.

2. - Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

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

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