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Source Image: PR205_1_04_14 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Fleeing Dacians.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The way in which the line between column drums crosses right through the middle of this Dacian family groups shows that this carving must have been done once these blocks were in place. Even if just the core elements of the scene had been carved beforehand and then finished in place it would have been difficult to have all of these details line up exactly and the carvers would certainly have avoided having details like this boy's head just cross this line.

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