This is a 3D model of an ancient Roman marble statue, located at the Museo Nazionale di Roma, Palazzo Altemps (Rome). This statue is thought to be a Roman copy of an Pergamene statue that celebrated the Attalid triumphs over the Gauls. The statue depicts a man of Gallic descent piercing his own chest with a short sword, while supporting a dying woman in his other arm. It is part of a marble group involving Gallic themes, with the “Dying Gaul,” and the “Kneeling Gaul.” The statues were excavated from the Gardens of Sallust, a Roman historian.
Bibliography: Wikipedia; Marvin, M. 2002.
Ancient World 3D
This model posting is part of Ancient World 3D, a project that provides curated 3D open access content for Classical Studies. Each model has an etched catalog# and 3D Printable frame for building a library. The original model was posted by Scan the World. This entry was composed by Jennifer Hurley (Dr. Elizabeth Thill, advisor).
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