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Source Image: PR204_03_21 of Triumph Panel of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the triumphal relief on the north side of the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Titus 
Monument Part
Triumph Panel 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 82 
Keywords
Allegorical FigureBlock DivisionClampHorse  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The fact that the carving of the figures passes without interruption across the joint between blocks suggests that this work was done in place.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
The clamp hole between blocks shows that metal fixtures were originally used to hold the blocks of the arch in place. Holes made by the later removal of these clamps can be seen elsewhere in this image.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill use can be seen in the hair of the figures and horses.

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