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Source Image: PR205_1_06_15 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Sail of a boat.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
BuildingBoat  
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 folds in the sail are carved using a channelling tool, possibly following initial work with the drill.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used on the sails of this ship and the planking behind it as a smoothing tool.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is also used on the background behind the sail to smooth it.

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