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Source Image: PR205_1_13_04 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Two trees and a Dacian.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. 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.

2. 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 the leaves to give them depth.

Notes

The close attention paid to trees extends to their species. In this case two distinct varieties of trees are shown side by side.

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