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Source Image: PR225_03_24 of North Side of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of blocks on the north side of the passageway.

Monument
Arch of Trajan 
Monument Part
North 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. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The block lines here show how adapted the different blocks being used were to fit their neighbours.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tooth chisel was used to roughly flatten the surface of the large blocks beneath the main scene.

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