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Source Image: PR205_1_07_15 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a building with a portico.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
An incised line can be seen on the column to the right in this detail. Such lines are often found on background details of the Column and were clearly used for planning out the decoration and to help the carver get a straight edge on this detail.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen along the lower surface of this portico.

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