The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 16.5.1833

Thorvaldsen sent home plaster casts of the best-preserved trophies and part of the cornice of the pedestal of Trajan’s Column.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the pedestal and base of Trajan’s Column

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the cornice of the pedestal of Trajan’s Column

Trajan’s Column is a marble column in Rome, erected in 113 A.D. in honour of the Roman Emperor Trajan (ca 53-117). A frieze on the column illustrates Trajan’s two campaigns against the Dacians in 101-102 and 105-106.

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