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Source Image: PR205_1_02_17 of Plate XXXIX / Scene LVI of Column of Trajan

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Description

Roman soldier cutting wood.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Part
Plate XXXIX / Scene LVI 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
Roman SoldierTree  
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
A flat chisel was used to simulate a rough surface on the rocks in the background.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The roundel was used to add texture to the sleeve of the soldier and the trees in the background.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool is used in various ways here both to outline the figures from the background and to create depth in the folds of the soldier's clothing.

Notes

The stone is very damaged in this area and so individual toolmarks are not visible but still the level of attention paid to outlining the key features of the scene and the texture applied to the tree trunks can be seen.

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