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Source Image: PR205_1_14_08 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Decebalus and a tree in his death scene.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
DecebalusBodyClothingTree  
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
A narrow flat chisel has been used to carve the deep veins on the surface of this tree.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used to smooth the clothing on the arm of Decebalus.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
A series of drill holes can be seen in the hollows on the tree trunk to give an impression of its gnarly surface.

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