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Source Image: PR205_1_07_17 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
HeadBuilding  
Collections
Column of Trajan, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Description
An incised line, used to provide a straight edge to guide the carver, can be seen on the column at the centre of this detail.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to smooth the flat surface behind the figure's head.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks can be seen on the surface of the stone wall to the right of this image.

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