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Source Image: PR205_1_09_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacians defending a fort.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used around the Dacians in this scene to distinguish them from each other and the background.

Notes

As elsewhere the border between spirals appears to respond to the figures beneath it, suggesting that it was carved afterwards.

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