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Source Image: PR210_02_03 of Tondo A of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of the border of the roundel.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The marks of a flat-toothed tooth chisel can be seen on the surface of the circular border.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Quite rough marks of the tooth chisel held close to vertical can be seen on the left.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to incise the line around the edge of the border.

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