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Source Image: PR210_03_16 of Continuous Relief of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Close-up 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
HeadCivilianRoman OfficialBlock DivisionClampOratio  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Description
The creases in the drapery in this scene was achieved using a channelling tool and not a drill.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The way in which the carving of the figures avoids the various joins between blocks can be seen here.

3. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Tool
Metal clamp/pin
Description
A small clamp hole can also be seen in the centre of this image which looks like a clamp was attached to the surface.

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