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Source Image: PR205_06_09 of Column of Trajan

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Description

A Roman soldier holding a Dacian's head by his teeth.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Description
The carving crosses fluidly over the block joint, which suggests that the carving was undertaken in place.

Notes

The depth of the relief carving varies at different places on the column which is likely a reflection of the different craftsmen that were at work on the column.

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