(French, 1824-1910)
Le Chef Gaulois, Vercingetorix
gilt bonze with rose marble base
F. Barbediene, Fondeur
length: 11 in., height: 14 in.

Provenance: A Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts Couple.

Other Notes: Vercingetorix (82 - 46 BC) was a leader of the Gauls during the late stages of Cesar's Gallic wars. He was defeated at the Batlle of Alesia and gave himself to the Roman army to save the majority of his troops. The Romans held him prisoner for five years, before parading him through Rome and executing him on Julius Cesar's orders in 46 BC.

  • Condition: Overall good condition, somewhat uneven patina.

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