This is an antique Italian Grand Tour novelty figural bronze sculpture depicting a wounded gladiator known as "The Dying Gaul", early 19th Century 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.
It depicts the wounded naked dying gladiator, he is beautifully featured as a Celtic warrior. 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 an oval bronze 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 small Italian Grand Tour sculpture.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation..
Dimensions in cm:
Height 6 x Width 5 x Depth 6
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 2 inches x Depth 2 inches
Our reference: A1861b
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