|THE DYING GAUL (MUSEI CAPITOLINI, ROME)
|This is a Roman copy of one of the statues from the victory monument erected by Attalus I at Pergamum soon after 230 B.C., in commemoration of a series of victories which he had won over the Gauls who had invaded Asia Minor. It depicts one of the chieftains of the Gauls, dying from a wound sustained in the fighting. Before its connection with Attalus was recognised, the statue was believed to represent a dying gladiator.
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