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Source Image: PR205_1_03_04 of Plate XXXIX / Scene LVI of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman soldier cutting down a tree.

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 SoldierTreeTool  
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
The background is roughly worked with the flat chisel to give texture to the rocky surface.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to differentiate the hand and axe from the textured background.

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