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Source Image: PR225_02_08 of Soffit of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of coffering.

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

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Small details of discordance in the decoration suggest that here we are looking at either a series of small blocks which were carved before being put up or at some areas of repair which failed to fit the existing ornamentation precisely

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the foliage on the coffers.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool has been used following the drill to carve the deep lines in the decoration.

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