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Source Image: PR205_1_11_04 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacians taking poison from Decebalus within a fortified settlement.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
FigureDacianDecebalusBuildingLandscapeSpiral Border  
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
Careful use of the corner of a flat chisel can be seen in the detailing of the Dacians' cloaks.

Notes

The lack of proportional unity between figures and buildings is especially clear here through the inclusion of a tiny shrine.

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