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Source Image: PR208_01_19 of Frieze of Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Description

Detail of 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
BarbarianChild  
Collections
Column of Marcus Aurelius, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool or flat chisel was used to outline the figures in this detail.

Notes

The depth of the relief on the Column of Marcus Aurelius can be seen in this detail. The cluster of children stand right out from the background and are carefully outlined, with the figures in the foreground carved almost in the round.

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