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Source Image: PR205_1_08_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of the legs of Roman legionaries.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the flat chisel can be seen on the rough background to the right.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The leg on the right is smoothed with the rasp.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is also used to smooth the surface of the stone wall to the left.

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