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Dying Gaul Head - Item #411

$ 330.00

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10 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 10 Inches Deep

This life-size head is a Roman copy of a Greek original from the late third century, and is also known as the Dying Trumpeter. It was set up at Pergamum in the last half of the third century to commemorate the victory of Attalus I over the invading Gauls. It is thought to be the work of the sculptor Epigonus.

 

Artist: Attributed to Epigonus 

Museum: Musei Capitolini (Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Galatian), Rome

Time Period: Ancient Rome, c. 200 B.C.E.