Head from Trajan's Column - Item #717
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Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
7 Inches High x 6 Inches Wide x 2 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.
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 # - 13358
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.