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Source Image: PR205_1_04_03 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman legionary cutting wood.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The roundel is used on the logs to give them a gnarled texture.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the smoothed background.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used in the knots on the logs. On the righthand knot on the lower log the drill holes have not been carved together into a channel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks are visible on the leg and tunic of the soldier.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The knot on the upper log has been worked with the channelling tool following initial drilling.

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