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Source Image: PR205_1_14_14 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman auxiliary.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The toolmarks visible on the woodn structure behind this figure seem to indicate smoothing with a rasp.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Signs of the rasp can also be seen on the flesh of the arm.

Notes

This figure should have a drill hole in his raised hand for a spear insert but was never given one. The fact that some figures do not have these holes suggests that the adding of inserts was a second stage of work and that drill holes were added only when the weapons were available.

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