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Source Image: PR204_07_15 of South Side of Arch of Titus

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Description

Close-up of the base on 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 DivisionRe-use  
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 faces of the blocks used for the lower level of the base are point chiselled.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The margins of these base blocks, where they join their neighbours, are flat chiselled.

Notes

The original foundation blocks of the arch can be seen here, all of which are of travertine and some of which might be re-used from earlier structures.

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