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Title: Tiburtinus lapis
Subtitle: The use of travertine in Ostia
Author(s): VAN DER MEER, L.B. , STEVENS, N.L.C.
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 75    Date: 2000   
Pages: 169-195
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.75.0.563189

Abstract :
Apart from some exceptions there is no relation between measures, proportions and dates of the travertine doorframes in the necropolis Isola Sacra. Furthermore the type of tomb does not seem to have influenced the measures and proportions. Preferred measures, however, have been used which are identical for each of the three elements: 0.75 x 1.5 x 5.0 (-5,25) pedes, though deviations from the standard measures occur. By variating in the placing of prefabricated elements doorframes of each tomb got an individual proportion. The doorframes in the necropolis of Porta Laurentina belong to the same architectural tradition as those of Isola Sacra in spite of evident differences. In contrast the doorframes in Ostia city itself, which are multiform, do not resemble the doorframes in the two cemeteries mentioned.

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