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Laocoon and Sons Bronze Sculpture, Vintage

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Bronze Laocoon and Sons Statue. Vintage. 

A beautiful addition to a personal alter, or den. Gift for someone who has visited the Vatican Museum. This is a stunning piece of art. 

7L x 3W x 11H

The statue weights 9 pounds. It will ship USPS Large Flat Rate. 

This amazing bronze sculpture of the demi-God Laocoon is in good condition with wear commensurate with age. No visible damage to notate.

(Wikipedia) Laocoon is a figure in Greek and Roman mythology and the Epic Cycle. Laocoon was a Trojan priest. He and his two young sons were attacked by giant serpents, sent by the gods. The story of Laocoön has been the subject of numerous artists, both in ancient and in more contemporary times.

Laocoön was variously called as the son of Acoetes, Antenor, or Poseidon, or the son of Priam and Hecuba. He had two sons.

In Virgil, Laocoön was a priest of Poseidon who was killed with both his sons after attempting to expose the ruse of the Trojan Horse by striking it with a spear.

'Don't trust the horse, my people. Even when they bring gifts, I fear the Greeks. ' These are among the most famous lines of the classical world, uttered by Laocoön, the Trojan priest of Poseidon (the Roman god Neptune), in the second book of Virgil's Aeneid, written in the first century BC

The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group (Italian: Gruppo del Laocoonte), has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506 and placed on public display in the Vatican Museums, where it remains. It is very likely the same statue that was praised in the highest terms by the main Roman writer on art, Pliny the Elder. The figures are near life-size and the group is a little over 2 m (6 ft 7 in) in height, showing the Trojan priest Laocoön and his sons Antiphantes and Thymbraeus being attacked by sea serpents.

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