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Source Image: PR302_02_07 of Column (3) of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of a fluted column drums from the Agora Gate.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Part
Column (3) 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
FlutingColumn Shaft  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the fillets between the flutes on this column section.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
In the flutes themselves a slightly round-headed chisel seems to have been used.

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