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Source Image: PR302_07_18 of Central Archway of Aphrodisias: Theatre

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Description

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
ClampLifting boss  
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 on the right, the blocks of the lefthand doorjam, and the blocks along the bottom of this wall are worked roughly with the point chisel and not taken any further than this.

2. Lifting boss

Process
Placement
Description
The lifting boss on the block to the right of the door was used during construction to help secure ropes looped around the block and so assist during lifting. Why it was left behind is unclear.

3. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
The three holes to the left of the door are made by the removal of metal pins which would have been inserted during construction to hold these blocks in place.

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