Loading
 |  Register

Source Image: PR302_07_17 of Central Archway of Aphrodisias: Theatre

annotations
Increase Brightness Increase Contrast
Monochrome Sharpen

Description

View of the north wall of the central archway in the skene of the theatre.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Theatre 
Monument Part
Central Archway 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 41 - circa ad 68 
Keywords
Block DivisionClampLifting bossAshlar Wall  
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
Several of the blocks in this wall have roughly squared surfaces which were never cut back.

2. Lifting boss

Process
Placement
Description
A lifting boss is visible on the block next to the doorway. This would have assisted the builders to attach ropes to these blocks when lifting them into place.

3. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
The holes in the wall beyond the doorway are made by the removal of metal pins which would have been inserted into the blocks during the construction process the hold them in place.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The flat surfaces of the blocks seem to have been worked with the tooth chisel, probably in place.

Related Images