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Source Image: PR225_03_09 of Alimenta Panel of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of foot on the Alimenta relief.

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

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Description
The flat chisel is used here to smooth the surface on the foot.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Roundel
Description
The groove cut around the foot is done here with a round-headed chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Description
Rough flat chisel work can be seen on the bottom surface.

Notes

The groove cut around the foot suggests that the carver responsible was trying to gain a little space to add definition to the foot. This might suggest that this carver had some issues with his measurements and needed a few centimeters more stone to finish off the figure.

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