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Source Image: PR205_1_10_14 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacians fleeing.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes can be seen in the hair of these Dacians.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The deep folds in the clothing of these figures were carved using a channelling tool.

Notes

The way in which the border between spirals carefully follows the positioning of the figures beneath can be seen here and clearly shows that it was carved afterwards.

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