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Source Image: PR205_03_06 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Trajan addressing his soldiers.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
FigureRoman SoldierBlock DivisionAdlocutio  
Collections
Column of Trajan, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Description
The carving across the block line suggests that the the carving was done in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channeling tool was used to differentiate the figures from the background and provide depth to the drapery on the figures.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corner of the flat chisel was used to add details on the fringe of the cloak, the hair of the soldiers and to delineate the blocks of platform.

Notes

The adlocutio scene represents Trajan addressing his troops at the end of the first was after the surrender of the Dacians.

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