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Source Image: PR210_01_22 of Tondo B of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of portrait of the emperor.

Monument
Arch of Constantine 
Monument Part
Tondo B 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 117 - circa ad 138 
Keywords
HeadEmperorTreeSacrifice  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of the roundel can be seen on the bough of the tree.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The background is smoothed using the rasp.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Several sets of drill holes can be seen in the knots of the tree.

Notes

This portrait is highly damaged but its slightly small size and shallowness are typical of re-carved portraits.

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