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Dying Gual

The Dying Gaul was found in Rome in the gardens of the Villa Ludovisi. It was discovered between 1621 and 1623. The sculpture is a copy of a Greek original made in the third century BC in appreciation of the victory of the king of Pergamon over the Gauls. The Gaul has fallen to defeat from Roman soldiers, as he is not strong enough to overcome…

Dying Gaul

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A sculpture of a Gaul, identifiable by his torque around the neck, possibly his sword and horn, as well as his mustache. He is otherwise naked and more leaning than sitting down, looking towards the ground or perhaps as it his weapon. He is dying and has a sword wound on the right side of his chest. Now in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.


Dying Gaul

This Roman copy of a Hellenistic sculpture was commissioned in order to celebrate victory over Gauls by Attalus I [this is of course debated, see Marvin article]. The Dying Gaul was once thought to be a dying gladiator, but this has since been disproved. The dying Gaul, wounded with matted hair, facial hair, and a torque, is characteristic of proud…

Dying Gaul

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The sculpture of the Dying Gaul depicts a defeated barbarian. He appears to be in a defeated position as he is grabbing his leg, hunched over and looking down. The man is shown naked with a wound on his chest sitting next to his sword. The man exemplifies barbarian characteristics including unruly hair, wearing a torque and mustache. The statue is…

Dying Gaul

Originally apart of the Ludovisi Collection, the "Dying Gaul" is currently housed in the Capitoline Museum. The statue recycles a common Roman theme of a fatally wounded solider, resting on his shield, propped up by one arm as if trying to get up and continue fighting when in reality he is slowly dying. Highly emotional, the twisted, pained face of…

The Dying Gaul

The Dying Gaul is a statue that is currently located in the Capitoline Museum. It is a marble copy of a bronze Hellenistic Sculpture thought to be commissioned in the 3rd century AD. The sculpture depicts a barbarian or Gaul slowly succumbing to a wound. The man has been credited as a barbarian due to his nakedness, hair style, and mustache. The…

Dying Gaul

The statue depicts a nude man sitting on the ground with a wound in his chest. It currently resides in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.