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Source Image: PR205_04_06 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A battle scene.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The carving across the block joint is continuous and suggests that carving was undertaken in place.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Extensive use of the channeling tool was used to create the depth of carving in particular in the folds of the drapery.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channeling tool is also used to distinguish the figures from the background.

Notes

The heads of Trajan and his officers (at the bottom centre) jut into the border between the two scenes, suggesting that the figures were carved first and the margin between scenes was added later.

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