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Source Image: PR302_01_05 of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

General view of the Agora Gate at Aphrodisias.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 14 - pre ad 500 
Keywords
ClampLifting bossColumn ShaftEntablaturePodium  
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: Medium
Description
Point chiselled surfaces are visible on most of these blocks which were only partially worked before being inserted into place. Since the blocks employed were also different sizes most fine work was left until after they were inserted into place.

2. Lifting boss

Process
Placement
Description
A lifting boss can be seen on the block in the background.

3. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
A hole made by the removal of a metal pin can be seen at the bottom of the column shaft on the right. This pin was used to fix the blocks of this shaft in place once they were erected.

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