Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Ludovisi Gaul
Alternate Title:
Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife
Image View:
Detail, Gaul plunging sword in his neck as he looks back
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-A11
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Ludovisi Gaul