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Marble Head of Tiberius

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This is a marble head from a statue of Tiberius but now settled on a modern bust in the British Museum. It was commissioned to celebrate Augustus's adoption of Tiberius, who would have been 46-year-old. Regardless, this statue presents him with a much younger and idealized look.

Face of the Dying Gaul

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This is a close up of the face of the Dying Gaul. 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.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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A bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. This is the only surviving bronze statue of a non-Christian Roman emperor. Marcus’ stretched out arm is potentially an indicator that he is giving mercy. There used to be a barbarian cowering at the feet of the horse.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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Currently at the Capitoline museum (both the replica outside the museum and the original inside the museum), the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius is the only preserved bronze statue from imperial Rome [not quite: it's the only one known to have stood and survived in the open throughout the centuries]. This statue was created to commemorate…

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.

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.

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.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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This imposing statue of the emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback is more than life-sized. It is unique in that it depicts the emperor without weapons or armor [I'm not quite sure about the latter]; rather, he is portrayed as the harbinger of peace. It is located in the Capitoline Museums.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius is located in the Capitoline Museum on Capitoline Hill. The original statue is located inside the museum, while the replica is located in the center of the Capitoline Museum [rather, in the courtyard outside, the Capitoline square]. The statue is bronze and the original location of the statues placement is…

The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

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This marble statue from the 2nd century AD remains one of the most fascinating sculptures of a Barbarian in Roman art. A part of the Ludovisi collection in the Palazzo Altemps, the creator is unknown, but is likely to be a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture from an earlier time period [not likely, according to Marvin!]. This statue demonstrates a…