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Source Image: PR205_1_06_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a group of Roman civilians.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
A joint between drums runs across the top of this image and the way that certain details cross this line without interruption suggest that all of this carving was undertaken in place.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The deep channel running down the clothing of the figure to the right is carved with a channelling tool, perhaps following initial drilling.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used in the opening of the central figure's raised hand.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Marks of the rasp can be seen on the shoulder to the right and other areas of clothing.

Notes

A joint between drums passes through the middle of this scene but the two drums have shifted slightly in position since the Roman period.

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