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Source Image: PR205_1_08_18 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
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The feet of the soldiers in the background are simply incised with the corner of the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks are visible on the legs of the soldiers where the surface of the stone is preserved.

Notes

This detail shows an area of shallow relief on the Column. The details in this section, especially in the background, are essentially just incised into the surface of the stone.

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