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Source Image: PR205_13_22 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A detail of flat chiseling for a mountainous background.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
Landscape  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used in roughly parallel lines of carving to increase the texture of the background.

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