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Source Image: PR205_1_07_11 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Roman soldiers defending their fort.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used to differentiate the figures from the background.

1. - Repair

Process
Restoration
Description
A structural crack has been filled in a restoration sometime in the monument's history.

Notes

This is a very damaged section of the Column but the deep outlines around figures can still be made out. The way in which the spiral border responds to the placing of the figures beneath can also be seen here. Two of these soldiers were designed to have metal weapons inserted into their hands but never received the necessary drill holes.

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