Dying Gaul

Dying Gaul
Sculptor unattributed
Stone
381.34.48 BORGM
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Dying Gaul
The image of the Dying Gaul consists of a wounded warrior who has fallen on his shield with blood dripping from his wound. He is heroically nude, except for a torque around his neck. The Dying Gaul commemorates a military victory, whilst acknowledging the cost of war.

 

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