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Laocoon Head - Item #61

$ 450.00



15 Inches High x 11.5 Inches Wide x 12.5 Inches Deep

Head of the Trojan priest Laocoon from the group Laocoon and his sons, circa 175-50 B.C.E. The group represents a scene described in Virgil’s Aenid. The Trojan priest Laocoon and his sons are set upon by serpents at Poseidon's command as punishment for Laocoon warning the Trojans against the wooden horse. The group was discovered on January 14, 1506 during an excavation in a vineyard of Felice Fredi at “Sette Sale” on the Esquiline hill in Rome.


Artist: Hagesandros, Athanadoros and Polydoros of Rhodes

Museum: Pio Clementine Museum, Vatican City

Time Period: Greek