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The Laocoon Group from 1st century Italy

Hagesandros, Athenodoros and Polydoros of Rhodes Laocoon and his sons

Lacoon Group
Lacoon Group
c. 175-150 BC
Marble, height 242 cm (95 1/2 in)
Museo Pio Clementino, Vatican

This famous sculpture Group, now in the Vatican Museum, illustrates an episode in Virgil's Aeneid, Book II. It dates from about 25 B. C. but was discovered as late as 1506, when it was brought to the Vatican.

 

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