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Source Image: PR210_03_18 of Continuous Relief of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of the scene showing Constantine's army entering Rome.

Monument
Arch of Constantine 
Monument Part
Continuous Relief 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 315 
Keywords
Roman SoldierBlock Division  
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
The base here was roughly flattened with the point chisel; this surface would not have been visible from the ground.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of a channelling tool can be seen running around the leg to the right.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to smooth the background.

3. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
A clear block line running up the middle of this scene can be seen. The leg of the soldier to the right of this join seems to have crossed it originally but has since broken off.

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