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Source Image: PR302_07_10 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
VoussoirAshlar Wall  
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
The large blocks on the right of the arch are squared with the point chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
A flat chisel has been used to chamfer the edges of these blocks and probably also to flatten their edges to ensure a close-fitting join between them.

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