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Source Image: PR205_06_08 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Roman soldiers crossing a bridge.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Since the block joint crosses the faces of the soldiers, it appears that the carving occured after the blocks were set into place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to define the figures from the background.

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