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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.

Ludovisi Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

Ancient statue depicting a barbarian man (presumably a Gaul) in the act of plunging a sword into his breast, looking backward defiantly while he supports the dying figure of a woman with his left arm. The sculpture now resides in the Museo Nazionale di Roma, Palazzo Altemps, in Rome.

The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife is a statue in the Palazzo Altemps acquired by the Ludovisi in the early 17th century. It is a heroic depictions of the Gauls, showing them in Roman idealized styles of honor. The man is shown as nude, which in Roman terms is meant to embody his valor. He does not wear the demeaning trousers as barbarians…

"The Dying Gaul"

The renowned ancient marble carving of "The Dying Gaul", housed in the Capitoline Museum in Rome, was once a part of Ludovisi family's private art collection. According to Miranda Marvin, no one knew this masterpiece, as well as its "pair", "The Gaul Killing Himself and his Wife", existed prior to 1623 AD. Some hypothesize that the two marble…

Palazzo Altemps

The Palazzo Altemps, located near the Piazza Navona in Rome, is a 15th century palace repurposed as a museum. The museum's collection houses primarily Ancient Roman and Greek statues and busts, which were later renovated in the Renaissance period. The museum's exhibit is largely comprised of the Ludovisi family's collection of ancient art: the most…

Ludovisi Gaul Committing Suicide (or "Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife" or "The Galatian Suicide")

This marble sculpture group of a Gaul killing himself and his wife is a Roman copy of a Greek original. It is currently in the great Salone of the Palazzo Altemps (Museo Nazionale di Roma) in the Piazza di Sant'Apollinare. It depicts a nude man who has just killed his wife and is about to stab himself. His facial hair and broad nose indicate that…