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Source Image: PR205_1_12_20 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Dacian leaders in woods overseeing their troops attack a Roman position.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Insertion
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Holes made using the drill can be seen in the hands of several figures for the fixing of metal inserts.

Notes

Decebalus, the Dacian king at the centre of the scene, is distinctly larger than all of the other figures and framed by trees.

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