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Source Image: PR205_03_24 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacians at the end of the first war.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channeling tool was used to separate the figures from the background and to add depth to the figures and their clothes.

2. Insert socket

Process
Insertion
Description
There are places for the insertion of metal tools and weapons.

Notes

The Dacians were the first figures carved in the scene and the carver who was responsible for the background decoration came in after to fill in those sections of the frieze. The figures were intended to have metal tools inserted in their hands.

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