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Source Image: PR205_1_03_09 of Plate XLI / Scene LVIII of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a bridge with cavalry crossing.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Part
Plate XLI / Scene LVIII 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
BuildingHorse  
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 is used to achieve depth, so that the channelling tool can hollow out the area behind the struts of the bridge.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Hollowing-out
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used to remove material from behind the struts of the bridge.

Notes

The fence running along the bridge in this section as well as the front legs of the horse have been carved in the round. This level of precision is visible all across the Column even though it is invisible from the ground.

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