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Ludovisi Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

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A marble, heroic nude statue of a barbarian killing himself and his wife. Currently housed in the Museo Nazionale di Roma, Palazzo Altemps.

Arch of Septimius Severus

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Marble victory arch officially celebrating Septimius Severus' victory over the Parthians, but constructed following a civil war. Depicts a triumphal procession featuring barbarian captives. Geta was chiseled out of the frieze after his murder by Caracalla. Stands in the Roman Forum.

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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A highly detailed sarcophagus that depicts a battle between Romans and barbarians. Currently in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo).

Ara Pacis, North Frieze

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A depiction of a ceremonial procession on the north side of the Ara Pacis which includes a northern barbarian child. Housed in the Museum of the Ara Pacis.

The Dying Gaul

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A heroic nude marble statue of a dying man wearing a torque, which identifies him as a barbarian. Currently in the Capitoline Museums.

Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constatine was dedicated to Constantine and his triumph over Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge. The Arch was finished in 315. Barbarians are showed on the main reliefs [more prominently on top of the columns at the top level].

The Dying Gaul

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The Dying Gaul is a Roman copy of a 3rd century Greek statue. It depicts a gaul with a wound in his lower chest. His hair, mustache and torc necklace identify him as a barbarian.

Barbarian Child on the Ara Pacis

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The Are Pacis, or the Altar of Augustan Peace, was constructed in the 1st century BC in order to commemorate Augustus's journeys to Gaul and Hispania. Originally, the two young boys on the Ara Pacis were declared to be Gaius and Lucius Caesar, but they are now believed to be barbarian children.

The Ludovisi Gaul (Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife)

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This sculpture dates to 2nd century AD Rome, and it depicts a gaul killing himself and his wife. It is a copy of the 3rd century BC hellenistic statue of the Pergamon victory over the Gauls.