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Source Image: PR205_1_03_07 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a bridge.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Hollowing-out
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill was used to establish the depth behind the struts of the bridge.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Hollowing-out
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to hollow out the are behind the struts of the bridge.

Notes

The carving of this section of fence in the round is one of the most incredible examples of delicate carving on the Column of Trajan. The white discs in this image were applied to the surface of the stone as part of the restoration process.

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