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Source Image: PR205_1_07_10 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Dacian.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The face and neck of this figure are smoothed with a fine rasp.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the roundel can be seen around the edge of this figure's head, in particular in front of its face where it was carved out from the background.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Scraper
Description
A coarser scraper is used on the background.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to delineate the strands of this figure's beard.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Roundel
Description
The marks of the roundel can be seen in the hair of this figure.

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