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Source Image: PR301_08_12 of Aphrodisias: Sebasteion

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Description

Detail of the end of a column section from the Sebasteion.

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

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat surface of this face has been worked with the tooth chisel.

2. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The parallel lines running between the two sockets are incised guidelines added presumably to help whoever was cutting these sockets located them correctly.

3. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
These two sockets held metal pins which held the column section in place once it was erected.

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