anathyrosis


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anathyrosis

A Greek method of fitting masonry without mortar by carefully dressing the contact edges of the blocks, leaving the center rough and slightly recessed.
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Even then, great calcarenite ashlars were obviously hauled and situated, for instance, near the skylights of the crypto-porticus, in many cases bearing the typical anathyrosis so characteristic of the coliseum's building style (Hidalgo et al, 1996, 22, figs.
210) A poros slab from a bench, with anathyrosis and remains of iron, was found in tomb I at Lefkadia, but not in situ.
This is a fairly standard height for a stylobate block; the anathyrosis is preserved on the left side.
The other detail that supports a late date for the capital is the anathyrosis carved on one side of the abacus (Fig.
That the anathyrosis does not pertain to a later reuse of the column capital is evident from the fact that the anathyrosis margins at each side of the abacus have very different widths.
The northernmost preserves anathyrosis on its north face, as can be seen in a photograph published by Pfaff, (43) although it lies just 0.
The top, rear, and left sides are rough-picked, with anathyrosis along the front edge of the left side (the original anathyrosis and rough picking on the left side were smoothed to create a level surface on the entire left side).
Sliver of white marble from top front of a block, preserved only above, where it shows anathyrosis covering the entire preserved surface.