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Source Image: PR205_1_14_10 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Dacian building.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The smoothed surface of the building might be achieved through careful flat chiseling, possibly scraping, but it may also have been done with abrasives, though marks of these are difficult to identify on the Column.The chisel was certainly used to create the lines of the individual blocks.

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