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Scene 68
This webpage reproduces a section of
A Description of the Trajan Column
by John Hungerford Pollen

printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
printers to Queen Victoria
London, 1874

Text and engravings are in the public domain.
Any color photographs are © William P. Thayer 1997-


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Scene 70

SCENES OF THE SPIRAL BAND RUNNING UP THE SHAFT

LXIX. The emperor welcomed by colonists

The emperor is on horseback at the head of the line of march. He is unarmed and in civic dress. His horse is more plainly caparisoned than those of his officers. He is met on the outside of a large archway of masonry by a number of natives of neighbouring tribes of Dacians who are under Roman rule. They wear the loose trousers, ample gowns, and mantle of the Dacians, all wear shoes. There are no women amongst them, but several children, one is a girl. The dress of the boys is in every respect those of Dacians in miniature. The girl wears a loose gown reaching to the feet, and a loose shawl reaching to the middle tied round the waist. All the men and children stretch their hands to the emperor imploring his protection.


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