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Source Image: PR204_05_21 of Procession Panel of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the bottom of the relief on 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
Block DivisionClamp  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The precision of the joins between blocks as well as the depth of the blocks themselves are visible here.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
The rough cut itself was made for the removal of metal clamps which were originally used to hold the blocks in place.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Removal
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The point chisel has been used to cut into the stone and remove the metal clamp at some point after the initial carving and probably in the Medieval period.

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