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Source Image: PR221_03_01 of Cancelleria Reliefs of Vatican Museums: Reliefs

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Description

Detail of the Cancelleria Relief depicting the profectio of Domitian, now in the Vatican Museums.

Monument
Vatican Museums: Reliefs 
Monument Part
Cancelleria Reliefs 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
 
Date
circa ad 93 - circa ad 97 
Keywords
HeadMars  
Collections
Vatican Museums, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 
Current Location
Vatican Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drilling can be seen in the hair and beard of this figure.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used following drilling in these details.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The skin of this figure has been smoothed, probably with abrasives, since no toolmarks are visible. Only a matt finish was achieved but this is common on Roman sculpture.

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