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Source Image: PR225_02_09 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
FoliageCoffering  
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: Gentle
Description
The tooth chisel is used to flatten the surface of the join where a small insert was originally placed that has now disappeared.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Texture is applied to the leaves using a slightly round-headed chisel or a flat chisel with rounded corners.

2. Toolmarks

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

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used in conjunction with the drill across most of this relief.

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