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#223

Laocoon, after the antique

unbekannt | Sculptor
Hagesander (ca. v50) | Copied Artist
Athanodoros, Künstler, circa 50 v. Chr. (ca. v50) | Copied Artist
Polydoros (ca. v50) | Copied Artist

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A dramatic death struggle is shown: the Trojan priest Laocoon was the only one who had recognised Odysseus' trick and warned of the wooden horse in which Greek warriors were hiding. The goddess Athena, who wanted Troy to fall. Therefore  she sent serpents to kill him and his sons. The bronze is a scaled-down replica of the famous ancient marble sculpture found in Rome in 1506, which was considered the epitome of pathos because of its expressive figures.

Material & Technique
Bronze
Museum
Skulpturensammlung
Dating
Roman, 1st half of the 17th cent
Inventory number
H4 155 / 043
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