Gaul killing himself and his wife (also known as “Ludovisi Gaul” or “The Galatian Suicide”).
Phrygian marble (marmor Docimenum).
Roman copy of the early 2nd cent. CE after a bronze Ellinistic original of ca. 230—220 BCE. Restored with the Carrara marble by Ippolito Buzzi.
Inv. No. 6808.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Altemps
(Museo nazionale romano, Palazzo Altemps)
Unknown; presumably Horti Sallustiani. Was mentioned for the first time in the inventory of the Boncompagni-Ludovisi collection, 1623.
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Data: museum annotation.
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phrygian marble pavonazzetto marmor docimenum statue group roman copy Gaul killing himself and his wife Ludovisi Gaul The Galatian Suicide boncompagni ludovisi collection Attalus I Soter Inv No 6808 il Galata suicida