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Source Image: PR205_1_06_09 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of the border running between a scene showing a building and another showing a fallen Dacian.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
In the middle of this image a pair of notches has been cut into the spiral border. These notches are found in several areas of the Column and their function is unclear. One possibility is that they provide a guide for the carvers to the depth to which the relief should be carved. Here they are left because they happen to be located in an area which was carved as part of the border and not the figured scene.

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