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Antique Italian "Dying Gaul" Plaster Cast Sculpture Rome Italy circa 1900

"Dying Gaul", this exceptionally large antique Italian plaster cast from Rome, Italy circa 1900 is of the famous sculpture located at the Capitoline Museum where it is prominently displayed in the centre of a gallery. The unusual configuration of this sculpture that depicts a vanquished enemy of Rome is dramatically intense. The sculpture is an ancient Roman marble copy of a lost Hellenistic period piece believed to have originally cast in bronze. The entry on Wikipedia is actually quite good at explaining the details and nuances of the marble bronze on view in Rome and its origins according to ther latest scholarship and research. This piece is quite a large scale table top plaster cast of the original and would have been used for both study and contemplation by a wealthy collector. The use of plaster casts was widespread throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries where viewing the sculpture was considered a "must see" for educated travellers when in Rome. This plaster cast is in excellent condition with a pleasing aged colour and faithfully reproduced detail.

# 003QEFH192

DIMENSIONS

26.00" w x 12.00" d x 13.50" h

66.04cm w x 30.48cm d x 34.29cm h

Sale Price $3,172.40 Regular Price $4,532.00

Dying Gaul", this exceptionally large antique Italian plaster cast circa 1900 is of the famous sculpture located at the Capitoline Museum where it is prominently displayed in the centre of a gallery. The unusual configuration of this sculpture that depicts a vanquished enemy of Rome is dramatically intense. The sculpture is an ancient Roman marble copy of a lost Hellenistic period piece believed to have originally cast in bronze. The entry on Wikipedia is actually quite good at explaining the details and nuances of the marble bronze on view in Rome and its origins according to ther latest scholarship and research. This piece is quite a large scale table top plaster cast of the original and would have been used for both study and contemplation by a wealthy collector. The use of plaster casts was widespread throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries where viewing the sculpture was considered a "must see" for educated travellers when in Rome. This plaster cast is in excellent condition with a pleasing aged colour and faithfully reproduced detail.