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Source Image: PR205_1_12_10 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a tree.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The texture on the leaves and on the spiral border at the top is achieved with a round-headed chisel working down each leaf.

Notes

An incredible amount of detail was put into the trees on the Column of Trajan. They are not in proportion in comparison with the figures but immense care was spent getting them just right.

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