My Cart

Close

Head from Trajan's Column - Item #752

$ 30.00

head-from-trajan-column-item-752-flat-white

 

5.75 Inches High x 3.5 Inches Wide x 1.25 Inches Deep

The 126-foot-tall monument, known as Trajan's Column, commemorates the Roman Emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. Trajan himself commissioned it and the forum in which it stands. Its construction was most likely ordered by the Roman Senate and supervised by Apollodorus of Damascus. This piece comes from the bas-relief frieze that spirals 23 times around the column. Although now we observe the reliefs from the ground, originally people could have viewed them from inside the two libraries that stood beside it.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum/Location: Trajan's Column in Trajan's Forum in Rome

Origin: Trajan's Column in Trajan's Forum in Rome

Time Period: Ancient Roman, 107-113 C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 13379

 

Sources:

Curry, Andrew. "Trajan's Amazing Column: A War Diary Soars Over Rome." National Geographic. April 2015, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/trajan-column/article.html.

Ramage, Nancy H. and Andrew Ramage. "Trajan, Optimus Princeps, AD 98-117." Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine. 5th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 206-227.