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Source Image: PR205_1_15_04 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Dacian's hand.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
DacianBodyClothing  
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 chainmail is detailed using the corner of a flat chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Various details of the figure are delineated and defined using the flat chisel.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channeling tool was used to further delineate between the arm and the shield.

Notes

The hand in this detail is carved with surprising little care which is rare on the Column of Trajan. This would suggest that some of the carvers were not quite as good as others.

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