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Source Image: PR205_1_14_16 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Battle scene.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
A block division can be seen at the top and the fact that the fluting crosses this line smoothly shows that it was carved once the blocks had been erected.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The surface of the fluting looks like it has been shaped using a tooth chisel but never smoothed over with the flat chisel.

Notes

This image comes from right at the top of the Column of Trajan and the ring of fluting that surmounts the frieze can seen at the top.

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