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Source Image: PR205_09_14 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Trajan sacrificing in front of the bridge over the Danube river.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
ClothingRoman SoldierRoman OfficialTrajanBuildingWaterSpiral BorderSacrifice  
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 was used as a starting point for the fine caving of the drapery.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool is used to further define the drapery and in particular to define Trajan and the Roman commanders heads against the water of the river.

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