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Source Image: PR204_07_16 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 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 faces of these blocks are simply roughly point chiselled.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The margins between blocks are worked more carefully with the flat chisel so that they can be more easily lined up during insertion.

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