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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.

Dying Gaul and his Wife

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Marble statue of a barbarian Gaul and his wife. The man holds us the limp woman and holds a sword to his throat. Now in the Palazzo Altemps in Rome.

The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

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Located in Rome's Palazzo Altemps, The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife is a marble statue that first made an appearance in the inventories of the Ludovisi collection in 1623. The statue group depicts a man, identified by art historians as a Gaul, wearing nothing but a cloak, plunging a sword into his chest. Beside him, a woman in a tunic and…

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 Galatian Suicide

The marble statues of a Gaul killing himself and his wife is located in the Palazzo Altemps in Rome. It is a roman copy of a Greek original [JWO: or a Roman work inspired by earlier Greek sculpture]. It shows a barbarian (indicated by his facial features) plunging a sword into himself while holding a dying woman, with his gaze away from her. These…

Gaul and His Wife

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.

The Ludovisi Gaul

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This is a defeated Gaul killing both himself and his wife. It has been suggested that this may be a copy of an older Greek work, though some scholars believe this is not the case. The man is identified as a Gaul based on the torque around his neck and his mustache and beard. Suicide may have been an option for conquered royals, as the Romans would…