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Laocoon group, 1st century BC

Laocoon group, 1st century BC

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Laocoon, Hellenistic original, 1st century, priest of the god Apollo he broke his oath of celibacy and while preparing to sacrifice a bull to the god Poseidon, he was crushed to death with his twin sons by two sea serpents, Porces and Chariboea, sent by Apollo, marble, 30 BC.

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