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Source Image: PR301_08_05 of South Building of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

View down the interior of the south 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
ClampEngaged Column  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
The rough point chiselling on the sides of these piers is the remains of squaring of the original blocks.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
Clamp holes can be seen on the backs of these piers and in several other places close to where the blocks join. These were presumably added once the blocks were erected to hold them in place.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Insertion
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The holes on the sides of the piers are carved for the insertion of fixings for the doors which stood between them.

Notes

This image shows that is no standard size for the blocks used in the Sebasteion. The only pattern that is noticeable is that the capitals are carved from separate blocks to the rest of the shaft.

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