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Source Image: PR205_1_13_02 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a tree.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
TreeSpiral Border  
Collections
Column of Trajan, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The texture on the leaves is achieved with a roundel working down each leaf.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to smooth the background.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
To get in behind the leaves and add depth around them the drill must have been used.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used to open out the drill holes around each leaf to give them depth.

Notes

Another good example of one of the most detailed trees found on the column.

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