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Source Image: PR205_1_06_18 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of the columns of a temple in a port city.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
The carvers responsible for this detail incised a line down the columns to ensure that they made them vertical.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The entablature of this building is worked with the flat chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Scraper
Description
The flat surface between the columns is smoothed with the scraper.

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