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Source Image: PR302_02_18 of South Archway of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of a voussoir on the Agora Gate.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Part
South Archway 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
Voussoir  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Fairly rough point chiselling to square the block is visible on the left.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Point chisel work is also visible on the curved section of the voussoir where it was used to shape the different bands of moulding.

Notes

Several levels of rough working are visible on this voussoir. Roughing-out on the left, on the flat surface of the block, and then two levels of flattening on the curved surface of the block, which was presumably meant to have a finer level of decoration or smoothing which never took place.

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