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Source Image: PR205_1_09_15 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Roman legionaries destroying a fort.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
This detailed scene crosses a joint between blocks without disruption showing that it must have been carved in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used to outline most of these figures, a technique especially clear on the figure to the lower left.

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