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Source Image: PR204_07_11 of South Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Close-up on the base on the south side.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The exterior surfaces of this blocks were roughly worked with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
More precise work with the flat chisel can be seen along the edges of the two blocks where they join.

Notes

The base blocks on this side seem to have been roughly shaped on their exterior faces before being put into place with only the joints between them and a slight margin around their edges more carefully worked.

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