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Source Image: PR205_10_18 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A soldier hands a basket of earth to another soldier during the construction of a fort.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The carving is continuous across the block joint and strongly suggests that the carving occurred after the blocks were in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to further define the figures from the background.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill was used to add detail to the earth being removed by the soldiers.

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