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Source Image: PR205_09_03 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A Roman soldier with his horse.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The fine carving across the block line suggests that carving was accomplished in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The roundel is used to give texture to the background.

Notes

The horse is expertly and finely carved.

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