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Source Image: PR301_07_18 of South Building of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

View along lower order of the north building of the Sebasteion.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sebasteion 
Monument Part
South Building 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 20 - circa ad 60 
Keywords
ClampFlutingEngaged Column  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
The rough point chisel marks on the side of the blocks of these piers are the remains of rough squaring.

2. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The engaged columns which run along the front of the lower storey of the Sebasteion were carved from multiple blocks as this image shows. The fact that the fluting runs across this blocks without interruption shows that it must have been carved in place, which is what one would expect for fluting.

3. - Clamp socket

Process
Insertion
Description
The holes in the sides of these blocks are for fixtures associated with doors.

3. - Toolmarks

Process
Insertion
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The square sockets carved with the point chisel in the side of these blocks were made for the insertion of fixtures associated with the doors which opened between these piers.

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