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Source Image: PR205_10_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A soldier hands a basket of earth to another soldier.

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

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 to add detail to the hair and to the earth in the basket.

Notes

It is worth noting that the scenes of construction are centred around basket based removal of earth and a human chain of labour rather than the use of a wheelbarrow.

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