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Dying Gaul Bonded Marble Statue
 
Galeta Morente by Epigonus (223 BCE) Capitoline Museum, Rome
This classic statue is a Roman copy of one of the Hellenistic bronze figures erected at Pergamon by King Attalos 1st (241-197 BCE) commemorating his victories over the Gauls. Despite celebrating triumph, the dignified pathos of the defeated "barbarians" is preserved. The Dying Gaul Statue was formerly called a gladiator; but with his moustache and neck torque he is clearly what the Roman historian Diodorus called a "shaggy haired gaul". The sculptures fame was boosted by the restoration of the right arm, by Michelangelo. With classic details revealing the Greeks' admiration for strength and bravery, this museum-quality replica is captured in bonded natural marble and sculpted to be admired from any angle as a fine gallery work.

13"Wx5½"Dx7"H. 7 lbs.
 
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have ordered many items, totally disappointed in this statue, heavy plaster-like not like the quality of previously purchased resin statues, sorry The overall piece was not the delicate,precise detailing I have gotten in peviously purchases resin statues. It did not have the richness of the other statues, more like a plaster of paris molded statue. Donated it to a silent aution fundraiser because it didn't look good with my other collection. I will still continue ordering because I really like The Basil Street and Toscano collections....Thank-you March 12, 2013
Addressing height issue this is in response to JICUS who reviewed this item and who commented that he wished the item was a little taller. I'm here to help and offer a very good and helpful suggestion. I hope he reads this: if you go to AC Moore craft store or MICHAEL'S Arts and Crafts stores, they sell unfinished nicely crafted, different shaped pieces of wood that look like plaques. they are meant to be decorated however one wishes and I'm assuming they are for wall hanging. However, if you measure the base of this item, you should be able to find a base that will add some height to this. Get a nice black oil based paint - I used RUSTOLEUM only because i had some and it dries shiny black. it looks very classy and adds just enough height to take it off the table and give it a more beautiful look with a nice black base. I hope this helps and hope this helps for anyone considering buying this, but holding back because of the " wish it was taller" comment. September 28, 2012
Very nice I love the look and feel of it. Just wish it was a little taller. December 8, 2011
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