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Stunning Marble Sculpture The Dying Gaul

Stunning Marble Sculpture The Dying Gaul | Ref. no. 04928 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 04928
Price: £ 0.00
This is a beautifully sculpted marble bust of the original - The Dying Gaul.

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This is a beautifully sculpted marble bust of the original - The Dying Gaul
This high quality bust is made from marble dust or artificial marble.

The attention to detail throughout the piece is second to none and the figure is extremely lifelike. 


Condition:

Very good - please refer to pictures.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 29 x Width 53 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 11 inches

Our reference: 04928

The Dying Gaul (in ItalianGalata Morente), formerly known as the Dying Gladiator, is an ancient Roman marble copy of a lost Hellenistic sculpture that is thought to have been executed in bronze, which was commissioned some time between 230 BC and 220 BC by Attalus I ofPergamon to celebrate his victory over the Celtic Galatians in Anatolia.

The present base was added after its rediscovery. The identity of the sculptor of the original is unknown, but it has been suggested that Epigonus, the court sculptor of the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, may have been its sculptor.

The statue depicts a dying Celt with remarkable realism, particularly in the face, and may have been painted. He is represented as a Gallic warrior with a typically Gallic hairstyle and moustache. He lies on his fallen shield while his sword and other objects lie beside him.

The statue was most commonly known as the Dying Gladiator until the twentieth century, on the assumption that it depicted a wounded gladiator in the Roman amphitheatre. Scholars had identified it as a Gaul by the mid nineteenth century, but it took many decades for the new label to become the norm.

Marble dust is combined with cement or synthetic resins to make reconstituted or cultured marble. The appearance of marble can be simulated with faux marbling, a painting technique that imitates the stone's colour patterns.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 29 x Width 53 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 11 inches

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