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Source Image: PR225_04_10 of Panel C of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Trajan on the upper relief on the western face of the north pier.

Monument
Arch of Trajan 
Monument Part
Panel C 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 114 - circa ad 117 
Keywords
HeadDeityTrajanBlock Division  
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.

Notes

The general degradation of the stone on the monument can be seen very clearly here in Trajan's portrait.

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