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Source Image: PR202_02_12 of Corinthian Capital (Standing) of Temple of Vespasian

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Description

Detail of Corinthian capital.

Monument
Temple of Vespasian 
Monument Part
Corinthian Capital (Standing) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
ad 79 - circa ad 87 
Keywords
FoliageCorinthian Capital  
Collections
Temple of Vespasian, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill must have been used to give depth to the deep channels visible at the top of this image.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was presumably used after the drill to carve out the deep channels at the top.

Notes

This detail shows a largely finished area of a Corinthian capital and reveals the depth of the relief on these objects. Unfortunately damage on the surface of the stone inhibits the identification of toolmarks.

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