Roman statues of Dacians

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Roman statues of Dacians

Dacian woman carrying the ancient symbol of her people, the wolf

Dacian woman carrying the ancient symbol of her people, the wolf

From Trajan's column - the severed heads of Dacians presented to Trajan himself.  it seems the presentation of decapitated heads to the emperor himself was standard protocol. There are echoes of Pompey’s head being presented to Caesar and Cicero’s head to Antony.

From Trajan's column - the severed heads of Dacians presented to Trajan himself. it seems the presentation of decapitated heads to the emperor himself was standard protocol. There are echoes of Pompey’s head being presented to Caesar and Cicero’s head to Antony.

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cucuteni trypillian culture Romania oldest civilizations eastern europe

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Trajans Column,erected by the  emperor following his victory in Rome,wich  tells the story  of the conquest and campaign against the Dacians from  beginning to end.

Trajans Column,erected by the emperor following his victory in Rome,wich tells the story of the conquest and campaign against the Dacians from beginning to end.

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Trajan Column XVII (25) 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from his vantage point.   Among the most impressive scenes of the battle is the “Carrying of the injured Dacian youth”. The group around the wounded youth seems to be a product of  Hellenistic pattern books.  Such groups occur often on sarcophagi. The composition is in a pyramid form, with Decebalus being at the top of the pyramid.

Trajan Column XVII (25) 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from his vantage point. Among the most impressive scenes of the battle is the “Carrying of the injured Dacian youth”. The group around the wounded youth seems to be a product of Hellenistic pattern books. Such groups occur often on sarcophagi. The composition is in a pyramid form, with Decebalus being at the top of the pyramid.

Decebalus scene on Column of Trajan. Depicts Dacian commander Decebalus committing suicide by a tree. The Romans admired his death, because he refused to die at the hands of the Romans.

Decebalus scene on Column of Trajan. Depicts Dacian commander Decebalus committing suicide by a tree. The Romans admired his death, because he refused to die at the hands of the Romans.

Cabeza de un dacio de la época de Trajano (siglo II d.C.) procedente del foro de Trajano. Actualmente en los Museos Vaticanos.

Cabeza de un dacio de la época de Trajano (siglo II d.C.) procedente del foro de Trajano. Actualmente en los Museos Vaticanos.

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