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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plaster cast of letters of the alphabet, taken from Trajan's column.

Place of Origin

England (made)


early 20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Object history note

Letters can be used as decoration, though they sometimes become unreadable (case 31). No such criticism can be levelled at this famous classical alphabet, taken from Trajan's column in Rome. The column was built in 114 AD by Apollodorus of Damascus, and is carved in low relief to show the emperor Trajan's battles.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast, of letters of the alphabet, taken from Trajan's column, Rome, made in England, early 20th century

Subjects depicted

Letters; Alphabet




Sculpture Collection

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