Soldiers moving rubble or earth in a basket.
This motif, of a soldier half-submerged in the ground handing a basket of earth to a colleague, is repeated several times on the Column. The basket is damaged but it is also depicted at an awkward angle which is at odds with the otherwise high-quality carving on display here. This might indicate that the basket was added after the figures had been carved and had to be fitted into a space which was too small for it. There are numerous instances on the Column when non-figurative details appear to have been squeezed into small spaces.