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Source Image: PR225_02_14 of Continuous Relief of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Close-up of man.

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

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background seems to have been smoothed with the flat chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel or a slightly round-headed chisel is used in the detailing of the man's face.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The leave in the moulding are shaped with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is employed here in the hair of the man, as well as in the leaves of the moulding at the top.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used following the drill to achieve depth in the moulding and hair of the figure.

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