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Title: Ludovisi Gaul
Start date: 100
End date: 199
Historical Period: Imperial/Late Roman

Sculptural group known as “Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife ( “The Galatian Suicide”). The Gallic man depicted plunging a sword into his breast, looking backwards while he supports a dying woman. Roman copy after an hellenistic original.The sculpture group made its first appearance in a Ludovisi inventory taken 2 February 1623 and was possibly found on the grounds of the Villa Ludovisi, Rome, shortly before that.

Place: Vatican Museums, Vatican City  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Europeana Archaeology  
Physical type: sculpture (visual works)
Material and technique: sculpting
Data provider: University of Bologna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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