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Source Image: PR225_03_03 of South Side of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of the blocks beneath the relief on the south side of the passageway.

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

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
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
The block lines here show that the monument was composed of a series of irregular blocks. The fact that the tooth chisel marks cross this line indicates that these blocks were only flattened once in place.

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