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Source Image: PR205_1_14_01 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a horse's head.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
Roman SoldierHorse  
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 marks of a roundel can be seen on the arm of the auxiliary to the left

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
To give depth around the head and to get down into the deep hollow beneath its neck a channelling tool was used.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used to smooth the skin on the neck and face of the horse.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used on the arm of the auxiliary to the left.

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