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Source Image: PR302_07_24 of Scaenae Frons of Aphrodisias: Theatre

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Description

Detail of the rear wall of the scaenae frons of the theatre.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Theatre 
Monument Part
Scaenae Frons 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 38 - circa ad 68 
Keywords
ClampAshlar Wall  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
The face of the block to the right of the arch is very roughly squared with the point chisel held at a relatively shallow angle. Presumably this section of stone would have been hidden from view by whatever was fixed into the clamp holes either sides of it.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Much finer point chiselling is visible to the right of the rougher section where a smoother surface was required.

3. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
The two sockets in this block were probably for clamps which held something against this wall, perhaps a pilaster or revetment.

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