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Source Image: PR205_1_03_03 of Plate XXXIX / Scene LVI of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a road-building scene in a rocky landscape.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Part
Plate XXXIX / Scene LVI 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
Landscape  
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
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen all across this detail for adding texture to the rocky landscape.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The edge of the shield to the right has been shaped with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel has been used to smooth the edge of the shield to the right.

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