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Source Image: PR205_1_12_16 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a sack of booty on a mule.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used to achieve depth around the vessels shown in the sack but also for adding details to the individual vessels.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channeling tool was used to define both the figure and in areas at the top left to denote a rocky background.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
To give depth around the vessels a channelling tool was used, presumably as a second stage to drilling.

Notes

The window here is set straight into the scene but must be carved at the same time as the rest of the carving.

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