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Source Image: PR205_1_05_19 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Trajan.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
HeadTrajan  
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
The channelling tool was used to create the depth in the folds of the drapery.

Notes

A comparison of all of the portraits of Trajan on the Column shows considerable variety. While some show the emperor looking relatively youthful, in this example he looks more mature. This might suggest that a series of carvers were responsible.

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