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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.

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.

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.

The Ludovisi Gaul killing himself and his wife

This artwork is currently located in the National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Altemps. The sculpture is [likely] from the 2nd century AD, but it is believed to be a Roman copy of a Greek original from the 1st century BC [if it is a copy - which is debated - the original would be earlier than that]. The statue portrays a man in the act of killing…

The Dying Gaul

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The Dying Gaul was first found in the collections of the Ludovisi in 1623 and is currently located in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The marble statue depicts a man sitting on the ground with a wound in his chest that oozes blood. The man's shaggy hair, torque, and otherwise absence of clothes are characteristic features of barbarian depictions in…

Dying Gaul

The contorted face of the "Dying Gaul" depicts pain and suffering. The slouch in his posture shows defeat, which is amplified by the fatal wound in his side and the dull sword on the ground next to him. The torque necklace, unruly hair, and mustache signify his barbarian status. The "Dying Gaul" is thought to be a copy of a statue from the Greek…

Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

Located in the Boncompagni Ludovisi collection at the Palazzo Altemps in the Piazza di S. Apollinare, "Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife" depicts an act that would have been considered heroic to the Romans. Suicide allowed a man to keep his honor and reputation. Therefore, this barbarian had pride; he would rather kill himself and keep his honor…

Ara Pacis Augustae, The Altar of Augustan Peace

The Ara Pacis Augustae was decreed by the Senate on 4 July 13 BC as a celebration of the return of Emperor Augustus from his time abroad in Spain and in Gaul to symbolize the peace that Rome hoped would arise from Augustus' time away. The facade of the altar depicts both Emperor Augustus, Marcus Agrippa and Julia along with young boys of…

The Dying Gaul

The Dying Gaul is a marble sculpture currently located in the Capitoline Museum. The sculpture depicts a nude man who has a sword wound in his chest and is sitting with his sword, belt and trumpet near him. The man is thought to be a defeated Gallic warrior who sees suicide as a better option than being captured [JWO: how do you know it is…

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