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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.

Ara Pacis

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The Ara Pacis, Ara Pacis Augustae, or the "Altar of Augustan Peace" is an altar and monument commissioned by the Senate and People of Rome in 13BCE to honor the emperor Augustus' conquests in Hispania and Gaul. The altar's construction marked an era of implied peace and prosperity, as indicated by its dedication to the Pax, the Roman goddess of…

Sarcophagus of Ludovisi

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An ancient Roman sarcophagus picturing a battle between the Romans and a group of barbarians, likely the Goths; incredibly intricate and detailed sculpting. Located at the Palazzo Altemps.

Gaul and His Wife

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A depiction of a Gaulish man and wife taking their own lives after suffering defeat at the hands of Romans; the man uses a sword and plunges it into his own chest; currently located in the Palazzo Altemps.