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Source Image: PR208_01_05 of Frieze of Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Description

Detail of a pair of soldiers and a waggon.

Monument
Column of Marcus Aurelius 
Monument Part
Frieze 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
ad 180 - ad 192 
Keywords
Roman SoldierWaggon  
Collections
Column of Marcus Aurelius, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the ground beneath the wheel of the waggon.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background has been flattened with the flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A deep channel, probably cut using a channelling tool, can be seen running along the spear on the left to mark it off from the waggon wheel.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen on the chainmail of the soldiers where they contribute to a general impression of texture.

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