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Source Image: PR205_13_06 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman soldier removing construction material.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill was used to start areas of carving for the channeling tool as well to add details to the leaves of the tree.

2. Toolmarks

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

Notes

The trees were carved into the background but after the figure had been carved.

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