Laocoon and his Sons

Laocoon and his SonsThe Laocoon group depicts the Trojan priest of Apollo and his sons suffering the wrath of Poseidon for having warned the city of Troy against accepting the wooden horse of the Greeks, a warning that led Aeneas to flee the doomed city and go on to found Rome. This sculpture is thought to be a Roman copy of the late Hellenistic original described by Pliny the Elder.

CreatorAntonio Canova (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionCrawford Gallery
Timespan19th century, 3rd century BC
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Subject TermsSculpture
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission