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Source Image: PR210_02_23 of Great Trajanic Frieze Panel D of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of Roman soldiers.

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 SoldierBlock Division  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
A major block division can be seen on the right of this detail. The spear on the right crosses this line with difficulty showing that it was added only once the blocks were in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Relatively rough marks of the flat chisel can be seen in the background where it was used to simply give a level of flattening.

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