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Source Image: PR210_03_02 of Great Trajanic Frieze Panel D of Arch of Constantine

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Description

Detail of Dacian prisoner.

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
DacianHeadRestoration  
Collections
Arch of Constantine, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of the corner flat chisel can be seen in the front of the beard of this figure.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used to achieve depth in the nostrils and ears.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Deeper channels in the hair and beards of this figure must have been carved using a channelling tool of some sort.

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