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Source Image: PR205_1_14_19 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Dacian prisoner.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
DacianHeadTree  
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 marks of a flat chisel can be seen on the tree trunk to the left and around the head of the Dacian.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The corner of the flat chisel is used to delineate and model the strands of hair on this Dacian.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The rasp is used to smooth the skin on the chest of the Dacian.

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