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Source Image: PR205_1_12_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Close-up 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
HorseVessel  
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.

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.

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