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Source Image: PR225_03_12 of Alimenta Panel of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of figures on the Alimenta relief.

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
HeadBlock Division  
Collections
Arch of Trajan, Benevento  

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Description
The deep grooves in the drapery and the outlining around the figures seems to have been completed using the channeling tool.

1. - Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Here the block line passes right through a series of figures. No attempt is made to avoid these details, a clear sign that they were carved after the blocks had been put up. The joints between these blocks were carved extremely precisely.

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