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Source Image: PR301_08_11 of South Building of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the end of a column section from 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
Flattening
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The bottom surface of this column section is point chiselled along its rear end.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tooth chisel has been used to flatten this surface towards the front of the pier, at the top of the image.

3. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
Three metal pins and their associated sockets can be seen on the bottom of this column section. The other on the edges have narrow channels linking them to the side of the column down which lead would have been poured to fix them in place.

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