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Source Image: PR225_02_06 of South Side of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of corner of moulding above the Alimenta relief.

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
MouldingCoffering  
Collections
Arch of Trajan, Benevento  

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is employed here to give depth to channels in the coffering.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used following the drill to carve the deep channels in the coffering.

Notes

The decorative moulding that runs around the monument at the height of the top of the archway reliefs, as can be seen here, is not as fully ornamented on the interior of the archway as it is on the exterior. This is a pattern found also on the Arch of Titus and perhaps results from a desire not to detract from the main sculpted panels in the archway.

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