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Source Image: PR204_06_07 of South Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Close-up of the eastern end of the south side of the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Titus 
Monument Part
South Side 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 82 
Keywords
Block DivisionClampFoliage  
Collections
Arch of Titus, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The absence of any relationship between block sizes and features of the decoration can also be seen here. Carving passes across these blocks indicating that it was probably completed in place.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
Several holes from the removal of metal clamps are visible here.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the flat suface to the right.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill work can be seen in the floral pilaster to the left.

5. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool of some sort was used in the floral pilaster to the left to open up the drill holes and achieve the required depth.

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