Loading
 |  Register

Source Image: PR246_01_02 of Dacian Prisoner (Vatican Museums) of Vatican Museums: Statuary

annotations
Increase Brightness Increase Contrast
Monochrome Sharpen

Description

Detail of Dacian prisoner in the Vatican Museums.

Monument
Vatican Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Dacian Prisoner (Vatican Museums) 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 106 - pre ad 112 
Keywords
BarbarianHeadClothing  
Collections
Vatican Museums, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 
Current Location
Vatican Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Measuring point

Process
Measurement
Description
Measuring points can be seen on this part-finished statue of a Dacian prisoner. Exactly how these were used is unclear. They are probably not to be connected with the modern pointing machine but rather acted as references points for the carver to take measurements from during the carving process.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Relatively rough shaping with the point chisel can be seen on the rear of this statue. This was never removed because it would not have been visible.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The rest of the body has been worked roughly with the flat chisel and never taken beyond this stage, except on the front of the figure, especially the face.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Fine shaping can be seen around the details of the face. This is the most finished part of the statue.

Related Images