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Source Image: PR208_01_18 of Frieze of Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Description

Barbarian children.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The carving extends across the block division, suggesting that carving was completed after the drums had been put in place. The slight mismatching of the figures is due to the earthquake damage which twisted some of the drums.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The group of children at the centre of this image are all carefully outlined using a channelling tool or flat chisel, something which is characteristic of the Column of Marcus Aurelius generally.

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