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Source Image: PR205_1_02_10 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Soldier with a basket of earth.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The detailed weave on the basket is carved using a narrow flat chisel.

Notes

The motif of a Roman soldier half-submerged in the ground holding a basket of earth is a popular one on the Column of Trajan.

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