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Source Image: PR205_1_06_01 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 deep channels in the clothing of the emperor have been carved using a channelling tool, possibly following drilling, though signs of the drill are not visible.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks can be seen on the face of the emperor.

Notes

The quality of the emperor's portraits on the Column of Trajan suggest that a specialist carver was responsible but but the range of portrait types identifiable indicates that multiple specialist carvers might have been involved.

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