Marble statue of a fighting Gaul, found on Delos, Cyclades
c. 100 BC.
Statue of a fighting Gaul, made of parian marble. It was found in the Agora of the Italians on Delos, in the Cyclades. The warrior, wounded in the thigh, has fallen to the ground on his right knee, and will have been attempting to defend himself against his enemy with his left arm. On the ground, next to him, rests a Galatian helmet.
Typical example of Late Hellenistic sculpture with features of the Pergamene school. According to one view the statue was probably made by the sculptor Agasias.
Height 0,93 m.