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Source Image: PR205_1_10_12 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacians taking poison.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The drill is used to create the fringe on the Dacians' cloaks.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to create the lines of the drapery after a drill provided the starting point. It was also used to differentiate the figures from the background.

Notes

The difference in scale between figures and buildings is especially marked in this image where a small shrine can be seen at the central figure's feet.

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