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Source Image: PR210_02_22 of Great Trajanic Frieze Panel D of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of Roman soldier.

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
HeadRoman Soldier  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
A series of drill holes can be seen across the front of this figure's helmet.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The marks of the rasp are visible on the cheek of this soldier.

Notes

On many of the details of the arms and armour depicted on these reliefs the drill is used to create holes to give the impression of rivets. It is used for texture, in other words, and not to achieve depth.

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