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Source Image: PR204_05_12 of Procession Panel of Arch of Titus

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Description

Close-up of figures on the relief of the south side of the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Titus 
Monument Part
Procession Panel 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 82 
Keywords
HeadClothingBlock Division  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The relatively rough marks of a flat chisel or a slightly round-headed chisel can be seen on the lower part of the face of the figure in the background to the right. These marks would have been hidden from view by the head of the figure in the foreground which has since been lost.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill was used in the hair, ear and mouth of the figure in the background to the left.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A narrow channelling tool of some sort was used in the folds of the drapery to achieve depth.

Notes

The depth of the relief can be clearly seen here where the edge of the figure to the right has broken away along the block line.

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