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Source Image: PR205_1_06_20 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of the prow of a ship.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The rocky landscape in the background is worked with the roundel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The head and neck of the swan is smoothed with the rasp.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The swan's head and neck is outlined with a channel cut using the flat chisel to define it against the background.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used around the eye, in the mouth and nostril of the swan.

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