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Source Image: PR205_1_06_07 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a temple and several other buildings in a port city.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
Incised guidelines can be seen on the columns of the temple portico in this detail. These were used by the carvers to ensure that they kept the columns vertical.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used on the columns and other architectural elements of these buildings.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Scraper
Description
The flat surface between the columns on the righthand structure has been smoothed with the scraper.

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