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Source Image: PR205_1_03_01 of Plate XXXIX / Scene LVI of Column of Trajan

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Description

The foot of a Roman soldier.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Clear marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the background. Here the flat chisel is being used quite roughly to produce a textured surface suitable for the landscape represented here. Rows of flat chisel marks can be seen running along the bottom of this image.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks are visible on the smooth skin of the soldier's leg to the left.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Some of the rough texture on the background in this detail is applied using a slightly round-headed chisel as well as the flat chisel.

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