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Source Image: TE_4_3_2 of Marino Quarries

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Description

Quarryman shaping a column shaft in the Marino quarries.

Monument
Marino Quarries 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Peperino (Visual identification)  
Date
post bc 700 
Collections
Italy Marino  

Location

Original Location
Marino 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
This carver has incised a circle on each end of this column drum using the rulers in the background to ensure that they are aligned.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
A shallow draft was then carved around the end of the drum to act as guide for the rest of the carving.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The general shape of the column is being carved with the flat chisel by eye.

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