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Source Image: PR208_01_06 of Frieze of Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Description

Detail of the spiral border and several soldiers.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background seems to have been flattened using the flat chisel.

2. Clamp

Process
Restoration
Description
A metal clamp, part of a restoration campaign, can be seen at the top right.

Notes

Several weapons in this detail are carved into the border, but none cross it. A very crisp juncture between background and border can be see at the top.

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