Notes on the Geography of Italy: Roman Sculpture: Photo 6
The dying Gaul was a popular subject, both because it celebrated martial virtue and because it made Roman power seem all the more irresistable. In this case, the dead or dying wife hangs from one savage arm, while the other stabs the savage heart. From the Altemps museum, this statue is a Roman copy of a Greek bronze from the time of Julius Caesar.
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