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Source Image: PR205_1_06_04 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A Roman fort in a mountainous setting.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The detailed tree at the centre of this scene crosses the division between drums and must have been carved once these blocks were erected.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill is used around the leaves of this tree to undercut them and give them depth.

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