Laocoon Torso - Item #135
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
29 Inches High x 26 Inches Wide x 12 Inches Deep
Torso 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