SUICIDE OF A GAUL (PALAZZO ALTEMPS, 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 in the act of committing suicide, while supporting the body of his dying wife. It is sometimes called the Ludovisi Gaul, because it was formerly in the Villa Ludovisi at Rome.
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