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Source Image: PR205_16_06 of Column of Trajan

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Description

The head of a Roman horse.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used deeply to try and separate the head of the horse from the tree trunk.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The rasp is used on the neck of the horse to create a finished texture, likely intended to emulate the texture of the hide.

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