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Source Image: PR205_1_03_15 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacians cutting down trees.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Deep creases in the drapery of these figures was carved with a very narrow flat chisel or channelling tool.

Notes

The two mains figures in this scene were intended to have metal tools inserted into their hands but for some reason never received them. This addition of inserts was certainly a second stage of work after carving had finished.

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