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Source Image: PR205_1_14_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Battle observed by a deity.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The background appears to have been worked using the flat chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
To get in behind the leaves and add depth around them the drill must have been used.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used to outline the deity where she emerges from the rock and achieve depth in her billowing drapery.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool is used to open up the drill holes in those places where depth is needed.

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