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Source Image: PR205_08_21 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Trajan depicted as a priest.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill was used to achieve initial depth in the drapery.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool is used on the drapery and around Trajan's head to add depth.

Notes

In this area the relief carving is particularly high.

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