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Source Image: PR205_08_12 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Roman soldiers and their standards.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill is used to create detail in the standards.

Notes

The military standards that the soldiers carry cut into the spiral border, which suggests that the various elements of the relief were not rigidly planned beforehand.

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