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Source Image: PR205_1_04_20 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Dacian behind trees.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill must have been used here to undercut the branches and leaves since they are too fragile to have been worked entirely with chisels.

Notes

In this detail the incredible amount of attention paid to carving this tree can be seen. Most of the branches and some of the leaves are carved in the round even though this details are very thin and fragile.

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