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The Dying Gaul

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Title

The Dying Gaul

Description

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 Ancient Roman art. As the title of the work suggests, the dying man has been identified as a Gaul.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Personal photo taken by Madeline Leonard

Date

Most specialists date the Ludovisi barbarians to the second century A.D. However, Filippo Coarellli and Beatrice Palma date the statues to the first century B.C.

Contributor

Madeline Leonard

Rights

public domain

Format

Marble

Type

Statue

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