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Source Image: PR203_01_19 of Interior Architectural Elements of Colosseum

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Description

Detail of the surface of a column shaft lying in the interior of the Colosseum.

Monument
Colosseum 
Monument Part
Interior Architectural Elements 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Travertine (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 70 - ad 80 
Keywords
Column Shaft  
Collections
Colosseum, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The rough shaping of this column shaft has been completed with the point chisel.

1. - Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
The chiselled lines on the surface of this shaft appear to relate to the laying out of its entasis. For some reason this final stage of work was never completed.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The smooth lines of chiselling which mark out particular lengths of the shaft have been carved with the flat chisel.

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