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Source Image: PR205_1_12_12 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Adlocutio scene.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The block division visible here runs right through the emperor's head, clearly showing that detailed carving was only undertaken once the blocks were in place.

Notes

In this scene, as in so many on which the emperor is shown, Trajan occupies the very centre of the scene and most of its height, so though he is not larger than most other figures, he is given more prominence.

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