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Source Image: PR225_02_23 of Panel D of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of drapery on the narrow relief at the top of the western face of the north pier.

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

Location

Original Location
Benevento 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The final finish on the drapery here was applied using the rasp.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool is used here to achieve depth in the grooves of the drapery.

Notes

The channelling tool used to define the grooves in the drapery on this figure had a distinctive square head to judge from the profile of these cuts, something visible elsewhere on the arch too.

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