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Source Image: PR210_04_16 of Tondo B of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of garland.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The leaves of the garland are roughly worked with the flat chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The surface of the altar seems to have been smoothed using the flat chisel.

Notes

The rather rough treatment of the garland in this detail contrasts with the otherwise very fine finishing of details elsewhere on this relief and is presumably intended to contrast with the smooth finish on the altar behind.

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