Lakoon and his sons are killed by snakes. Found 1506 Athanodoros et al. Greek / Roman 2nd, 1st century BCE (RomKopi?). The Vatican, Cortile Belvedere. The Royal Cast Collection (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento Beta (now ReMake).
The group has been “the prototypical icon of human agony” in Western art, and unlike the agony often depicted in Christian art showing the Passion of Jesus and martyrs, this suffering has no redemptive power or reward.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.
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