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Source Image: PR205_15_23 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of the tops of trees.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The carving extends across the block line suggesting that the carving was undertaken after the blocks were in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The roundel is used both to add texture to the leaves and also on the background to suggest a rocky terrain.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill is used as a starting place for the channelling tool but also as a way of detailing the leaves.

4. Toolmarks

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

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