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Source Image: PR205_1_01_07 of Plate XXX / Scene XXXIX of Column of Trajan

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Description

Close-up of a legionary.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Part
Plate XXX / Scene XXXIX 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
ClothingRoman Soldier  
Collections
Column of Trajan, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Very clear rasp marks can be seen on the armour of this soldier and the tunic around his neckline.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background appear to be smoothed with fine flat chiselling.

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