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Source Image: PR205_1_10_20 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Roman legs.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
These legs are carved across the joint between drums without interruption indicating that they were worked only once the drums had been erected.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Flat chisel work can be seen on the rear foot which is only roughly worked.

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