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Source Image: PR205_1_15_02 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a torch.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The lines of the masonry are carved with the corner of a flat chisel to achieve a V-shaped profile, a similar technique to that used by letter-carvers.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flames of the torch are also carved with the corner of the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks are visible on the smooth wall of this building.

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