triumphal column


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triumphal column

A decorated column to celebrate a military victory.
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The prototype was the triumphal column raised by the emperor Trajan, which still stands in Rome.
This same sculpture also alludes to ancient Rome, taking on the form of a triumphal column, an architectural form signifying not just victory in war but the carnage that goes with it.
Must-See Sights (Forum of the Romans, Arch of Titus, Imperial Forums, Triumphal Columns, Tomb of St Peter, Baths); X.