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Source Image: PR205_1_07_02 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A Dacian's hand.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
DacianBody  
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: Medium
Description
The rough area behind the hand is worked with a slightly round-headed chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The fingernail and channel around the thumb are carved with the flat chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Scraper
Description
The background is smoothed here with the scraper.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used on the hand to smooth the skin.

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