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Source Image: PR205_1_12_08 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A Roman legionary building.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
HeadClothingRoman SoldierBuilding  
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
To outline this figure against the background a channelling tool is used.

Notes

In this case, the outline around the top of the figure was probably done by whoever carved the figure to mark where the background should begin from. The outline is left because the background carver did not carve back to the same depth.

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