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Source Image: PR225_01_09 of Panel C of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a deity on the upper scene on the eastern face of the northern pier.

Monument
Arch of Trajan 
Monument Part
Panel C 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 114 - circa ad 117 
Keywords
HeadDeity  
Collections
Arch of Trajan, Benevento  

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill must have been used here to define the deep lines in the hair and beard of the figures.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool must have been used to create the channels in the hair and beards of these figures following initial work with the drill

Notes

The background plane of this scene clearly curves, reaching its deepest point in the middle of the scene, a technique of relief carving which is also found on the Arch of Titus.

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