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Source Image: PR205_1_07_14 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a window.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The marks of the rasp are still visible in several places on the frieze.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel was used to even out the background and can clearly be seen here following the outline of the figure's leg and foot.

Notes

It is clear in this detail that the border between spirals did not run along a clearly marked and planned line. Here the border jumps up as it carved either side of a window. This reflects the generally flexible approach taken by the carvers who seem to have been working with very rough measurements.

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