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Source Image: PR205_1_01_13 of Plate XXXV / Scene XLVIII of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of standards.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Part
Plate XXXV / Scene XLVIII 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
Block DivisionMilitary Standard  
Collections
Column of Trajan, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
These standards cross the joint between drums without interruption and must have been carved in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used to pick out certain details of the design on these standards.

Notes

Also noticeable in this detail are the different levels of weathering on the two drums caused by the varying reactions of the slightly different pieces of stone to weathering.

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