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Source Image: PR208_01_22 of Frieze of Column of Marcus Aurelius

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Description

Detail of a Roman soldier.

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

Location

Original Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool has been used here to cut a groove along the front of the central figure here to give it definition against the smooth background.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Some form of channelling tool is also used to outline the spear to the left.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used in the hair and beard of the central figure to give them texture.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Restoration
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Description
The marks on the background here, which look like the marks of a tooth chisel, appear to mark out a patch of restoration work, distinguished by its lighter colour, where an area of damage has been filled or covered over.

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