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Source Image: PR205_1_03_12 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman soldier building.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel was used to detail the lines on the wall and the weave of the basket.

Notes

This is a common motif on the Column: a solider half-submerged in the ground handing a basket to a colleague.

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