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Source Image: PR205_1_08_13 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Legs of Roman soldiers marching.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The legs and clothing of these soldiers are rasped.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The background is worked with the flat chisel, marks of which can be seen on the bottom right.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Outlines have been cut down the slides of these soldiers' legs with a narrow flat chisel or channelling tool.

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