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Source Image: PR225_04_12 of Panel C of Arch of Trajan

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Description

Detail of male head on the upper relief of 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
Head  
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
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The final finish on the man's cheek here seems to have been applied using the rasp.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corner of a flat chisel is used to give definition to the hair.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Several drill marks can be seen in the hair to give it depth.

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