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Source Image: PR205_13_04 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Roman soldiers cutting down building materials.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
A block joint passes right through the middle of this scene. The fact that the carving passes straight across this line indicates that it was done once the blocks were in place.

Notes

The soldiers are lacking tools to cut down the trees which they are supposed to be chopping. The tools were intended to be added at a later date in metal, although in this case it is difficult to tell if the holes have been drilled for the attachment.

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