Arria e Peto (Copia di)

Mid-18th century

Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Plaster cast of a copy in Asian marble executed by a parchment atelier in the central decades of the 1st century BC (46-44 BC) from a bronze original of 230-220 BC of the Donario of Attalo I, preserved at the National Roman Museum. The statue depicts a Celtic prince who kills himself after killing his wife to veil them to end up a prisoner of the enemies. The Bolognese cast dating from the mid-18th century and already attested in Bologna in 1757 is probably a personal gift of the Prince of Piombino to the Academy or to the Pope, taken from the original statue.


  • Title: Arria e Peto (Copia di)
  • Date Created: Mid-18th century
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Plaster

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