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The Dying Gaul

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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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Dying Gaul

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The Dying Gaul is a marble sculpture located in the Capitoline museum in Rome. It is believed to be a copy [or a Roman work based loosely on earlier Greek versions] of a lost bronze statue, from the late 3rd century BCE. It depicts a nude man with a sword wound who seems to be close to dying, with a sword and trumpet near him. Only in recent…

The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

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This marble sculpture is known as The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife. The sculpture depicts a man holding his dead or dying wife while putting a dagger into his own throat. This sculpture currently can be found in the Palazzo Attempts museum in Rome, Italy. It is thought that the man was about to be caught by the Romans and suicide was a better…

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…

Dying Gaul

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Located in the Musei Capitolini in Rome, the Dying Gaul is an ancient Roman marble statue created in the late 3rd century BCE [JWO: or later]. The Gaul's barbarian identity is indicated by his curly hair, mustache, and the torque around his neck. He is shown as a fallen warrior, clutching at a wound in his chest. By glorifying the death of this…

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

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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…

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.

Ara Pacis Southern Frieze

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Southern frieze of Ara Pacis, an altar honoring the emperor Augustus, picturing Agrippa, a young barbarian boy, and Queen Dynamis (among others); located in Imperial Campus Martius, specifically the Museum of the Ara Pacis.

The Arch of Constantine: Gaulish Barbarians

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A triumphal arch dedicated to Constantine I located between Palatine Hill and the Colosseum along the Triumphal Road; built in 315 AD after Constantine I's victory over Maxentius in 312. Statues of four barbarians, likely from Gaul, on the top of arch.

Various Barbarians

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This is a series of sculptures of Barbarians found with the Ludovisi Gaul.