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    Sale 9183

    European Furniture and Decorative Objects

    5 September 2001, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 108

    A French bronze model of the Capitoline Dying Gaul, late 19th century

    Price Realised  

    A French bronze model of the Capitoline Dying Gaul, late 19th century
    Cast After the Antique, the oval base stamped F.BARBEDIENNE.FONDEUR and with a circular REDUCTION MECANIQUE stamp -- 22in. (55.8cm.) long


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    This bronze is copied from a group originially commissioned by King Attalus I of Pergamon to comemmorate his successful rebuttals of the Gaulish incursions. The Gauls had invaded Pergamon from another area of Asia Minor that was then known as Galatia, (their territories having no link with the Gaul of Europe that is now known as France.)
    Pergamon, as an ally of the expanding Rome became the most influential state in the area. The kingdom was bequeathed to the Roman people on the death of the childless King Attalus III.

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