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Source Image: PR204_04_22 of North Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the flat surface beneath the main reliefs in the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Titus 
Monument Part
North Side 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 82 
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 tooth chisel was used on this surface to flatten it roughly.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The fact that the marks of the tooth chisel do not seem to cross the division between blocks suggests this work was done before the blocks were placed next to each other. There also seems to be a change in the way the tool was being used closer to the edges of each block, which would support this suggestion. The level of precision in the join indicates that careful flat chiselling had been carried out on these surfaces of each block.

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