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Source Image: PR202_03_16 of Entablature (Museum) of Temple of Vespasian

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Description

Detail of entablature now in the Capitoline Museums.

Monument
Temple of Vespasian 
Monument Part
Entablature (Museum) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
ad 79 - circa ad 87 
Keywords
GuidelineMouldingEntablature  
Collections
Temple of Vespasian, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 
Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Saw
Description
The smooth section to the left is cut with the saw and suggests that the block was originally sawn on at least this face.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
A first stage of roughing-out is revealed by the parallel lines of point chiselling at the top right.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Further marks of the point chisel being used to rough-out the basic profile of the architrave can be seen at the bottom of the slide.

3. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The smooth surface in the guideline strip is carved with the flat chisel.

3. - Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
The narrow strip of finish carving is effectively a guide for further work on the block.

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