This is a truly magnificent antique Italian Grand Tour white alabaster sculpture of the Dying Gaul, circa 1860 in date.
This striking classical sculpture is after the original antique Roman marble sculpture found in the Capitoline Museum in the early 17th Century, which is itself a copy of an ancient Hellenistic bronze sculpture commissioned by Attalus of Pergamon in 230-220 BC to celebrate his victory over the Galatians.
This exquisitely executed carved sculpture depicts the wounded naked dying gladiator with remarkable realism and pathos. He is beautifully featured as a Celtic warrior with curly hairstyle and has a characteristic band of twisted metal around his neck. He lies on his fallen shield while his sword lies beside him on the right-hand side and his head is looking downward in dignified sorrow.
Like the original antique Roman sculpture, it is raised on a beautiful oval white alabaster base, which is very appropriate to highlight the figure.
The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none.
Add a classical dimension to your home with this captivating Italian Grand Tour sculpture.
In excellent condition.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 49 x Depth 26
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 10 inches
Our reference: 09984