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Source Image: PR210_05_04 of Panel B of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of male head.

Monument
Arch of Constantine 
Monument Part
Panel B 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 176 - circa ad 180 
Keywords
HeadRoman Official  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill marks can be in several places on the hair and beard of this figure.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A shallow outline can be seen around the back of the head which was intended to give the head definition and distinguish it from the background.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Removal
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Some of these rough gouges in the hair of this figure were probably also made using a flat chisel.

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