Dying Gaul Bonded Marble Statue. Galeta Morente by Epigonus (223 BCE) Capitoline Museum, Rome. This classic statue is a Roman copy of one of the Hellenistic bronze figures erected at Pergamon by King Attalos 1st (241-197 BCE) commemorating his victories over the Gauls. Despite celebrating triumph, the dignified pathos of the defeated "barbarians" is preserved. The Dying Gaul Statue was formerly called a gladiator; but with his moustache and neck torque he is clearly what the Roman historian Diodorus called a "shaggy haired gaul". The sculptures fame was boosted by the restoration of the right arm, by Michelangelo. With classic details revealing the Greeks' admiration for strength and bravery, this museum-quality replica is captured in bonded natural marble and sculpted to be admired from any angle as a fine gallery work.
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