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Source Image: PR302_07_09 of South Archway of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of the south archway of 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: Hard
Description
The undersides of the voussoirs have been very roughly squared with the point chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The voussoirs themselves are mainly worked with the point chisel, used lightly.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The edges of the fasciae were defined with parallel rows of point chiselling.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The edges of the fasciae of these blocks are flattened with the tooth chisel

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