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Source Image: PR204_04_21 of North Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of 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 Division  
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
Rough tooth chiselling was used on this surface to flatten it. To judge from these marks this tool had at least four teeth.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The fact that the marks of the tooth chisel do not seem to cross the division between blocks probably suggests this was the rough surface applied to the faces of these blocks before they were put in place.

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