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Source Image: PR204_06_11 of North Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Detail of the eastern end of the north side of the passageway.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
Two large holes visible here are again caused by the removal of metal clamps, which were originally used to hold the blocks of the monument in place.

2. Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill work can be seen on the decorative pilaster to the right.

Notes

The border in this image is of different thicknesses on the two blocks. This is a scheme followed on all four corners of the passageway and is one of the few places where the decoration changes at the edge of a block. The row of blocks represented by the upper block here appear to have been conceived essentially as a support for the relief above and so were given some different definition than the blocks beneath them.

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