Detail of the relief on the south side of the passageway.
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The depth of carving in the clothing of these figures and the gaps between them is one of the most striking characteristics of work on the Arch of Titus. Compared to the Augustan Ara Pacis, for instance, this depth gives the scene a more lively, three-dimensional quality. To emphasise the menorah, the focus of this scene, the carvers have outlined and undercut it so that it stands out in deep relief.