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Source Image: PR204_04_20 of North Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of toolmarks on the flat surface beneath the main relief in the passageway.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The marks of a tooth chisel held close to the vertical can be seen on this surface. This tool was used roughly to flatten this surface.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Block divisions and the holes made by the removal of metal clamps are clearly visible in this image. The clear marks of the tooth chisel on these blocks do not seem to cross the join between blocks which might suggest that the faces of the blocks were separately carved before being put in place.

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