Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART: Ludovisi Gaul

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title: 
Ludovisi Gaul
Alternate Title: 
Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife
Image View: 
Detail, upper body of Gaul and wife
Creator: 
after unknown Ancient Greek (sculptor); unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location: 
repository: Museo Nazionale Romano (Rome, Lazio, Italy) inv. 8608
Location Note: 
via Sant’Apollinare, 46 (Palazzo Altemps); Boncompagni-Ludovisi Collection
GPS: 
+41.901169+12.473062
Date: 
Greek bronze, ca 230-20 BC (other); Roman copy, ca. 120 CE (creation)
Cultural Context: 
Roman (ancient)
Style Period: 
Hellenistic
Work Type 1: 
sculpture (visual work)
Classification: 
Sculpture and Installations
Material: 
marble
Technique: 
carving (processes)
Measurements: 
2.11 m (height)
Subjects: 
human figure; military or war; Attalid dynasty, 282 B.C.-133 B.C.; Pergamene; Pergamon; Galatians; Gauls; suicide
Description: 
Roman marble group depicting a man in the act of plunging a sword into his breast, looking backwards defiantly while he supports the dying figure of a woman with his left arm. It is a Roman copy of the early 2nd century CE, of a Hellenistic original, ca 230-220 BCE, one of the bronze groups commissioned from Greek sculptors by Attalus I at Pergamon after his recent victories over the Gauls of Galatia. Other Roman marble copies from the same project are the equally famous Dying Gaul, and the less well-known Kneeling Gaul. (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Collection: 
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier: 
7A3-R-PAL-LG-A07
Rights: 
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