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Source Image: PR210_03_15 of Continuous Relief of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of the scene of Constantine's oratio from the rostra in Rome.

Monument
Arch of Constantine 
Monument Part
Continuous Relief 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 315 
Keywords
CivilianRoman OfficialBuildingBlock DivisionOratio  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Point chisel work can be seen on the base on which all these figures stand, an area which would not have been visible from the ground.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
A block line runs horizontally through the middle of this scene just above the line of the heads of the crowd in the foreground. A vertical block joint can be seen between the fifth and sixth figures from the left in the front row and it looks very much like a space is deliberately left for this, again indicating that the carvers were not comfortable carving across the joins between blocks.

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