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Source Image: PR205_1_08_11 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman legionary.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used all across the armour and skin of this soldier.

Notes

This is a good slide for appreciating the range of facial expressions of individual soldiers on the Column of Trajan. Also noticeable here is the effect of weathering on the surface of the stone.

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