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Source Image: PR302_07_14 of Floor of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of the floor of the first storey of the Agora Gate.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Part
Floor 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
ClampAshlar WallGraffito  
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
The upper surface of the block in the foreground is squared with the point chisel.

1. - Graffito

Process
Lettering
Description
A mark (perhaps the Greek letter theta - θ) is inscribed into the top surface of this block. This might be a mason's mark, used to show where a specific block should go or perhaps to indicate that it was carved by a particular individual.

2. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
Holes for metal pins which would have secured those elements which originally stood on the front of this podium can also be seen.

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