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Source Image: PR205_08_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Roman soldiers cutting wood.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
Roman SoldierBuildingTreeSpiral BorderBuilding  
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 channelling tool was used in a variety of ways in this example including to distinguish figures from the background, add extra depth to carving between figures and to hollow out behind the branches of the tree.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
There are areas of further detail added to the hair with the drill.

Notes

Tools have been carved into the spiral border. There are also some instances of carving in the round on the central tree.

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