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Source Image: PR205_1_05_18 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a sacrifice scene.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Another example of a finely detailed tree is visible at the right of this image. Its delicate leaves cross the joint between drums and must have been carved once these drums had been erected.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the carefully modelled leaves to the right.

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