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Source Image: PR210_02_15 of Great Trajanic Frieze Panel D of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of cavalrymen.

Monument
Arch of Constantine 
Monument Part
Great Trajanic Frieze Panel D 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 106 - circa ad 117 
Keywords
BodyRoman SoldierBattleHorse  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen in the background.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used to achieve depth in details like the nose of the horse which needed to be given depth.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool must have been used in conjunction with the drill to achieve depth.

Notes

In this detail several further areas of rough finish can be seen, always in places which would not have been terribly visible from the ground.

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