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The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Unveils the Dying Gaul

The National Gallery of Art Unveils the Dying Gaul, a Roman Masterpiece

Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife (also known as the Ludovisi Gaul or the Galatian Suicide). Roman copy (dating to the 2nd century AD) of a Hellenistic original c 230-20BC commissioned by Attalus I after his victories over the Galatians.

The Dying Gaul, Roman marble copy of a lost ancient Greek statue that was commissioned some time between 230 and 220 BCE by Attalos I of Pergamon to honor his victory over the Galatians. The statue depicts a dying Celt with remarkable realism. He is represented as a Gallic warrior with a typically Gallic hairstyle and moustache. The figure is naked save for a neck torc. He is shown fighting against death, refusing to accept his fate.

Closeup of Heroic Head of a Barbarian (probably a Gaul) 2nd century CE Roman copy of 250-180 BCE Greek original reportedly from Trajan's Forum

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The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

Snow-white and the Seven Dwarfs, written by Jacob and Willhelm Grimm, illustrated by Nancy E. Burkert (Loved this book growing up)

Pierre Julien (French, 1731-1804), Gladiateur mourant [Dying Gladiator], reception piece for the Académie 1779. Marble, 60 x 48 x 42 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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Gallo-Roman limestone statue of Telesphorus discovered in 1884 in Moulézan (southern France), now exhibited in the Archeological Museum of Nîmes. The god is dressed in the hooded cape typical of the depiction of Celts in Roman Gaul.