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Source Image: PR225_03_02 of Alimenta Panel of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of bottom western end of the Alimenta relief on the south side of the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Trajan 
Monument Part
Alimenta Panel 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 114 - circa ad 117 
Keywords
BodyBlock Division  
Collections
Arch of Trajan, Benevento  

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tooth chisel was used to roughly flatten the surface of the large blocks beneath the main scene.

1. - Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
This shows a close-up view of the three sets of block divisions described above. It would have been the responsibility of an on-site foreman to find the right blocks for these spaces, cut them down as necessary, and add in new ones where they were needed. In practice, most large monuments are a patchwork of blocks, the divisions between which are obscured by the detailed carving which goes across them. The level of detail of work on the man's foot which runs seamlessly between two blocks shows that this was completed only once these blocks had been fixed in place.

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