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Laocoon Group – buy life-size replica of the original statue

An icon of Hellenistic art, the figurative Greek sculpture known as the Laocoon Group or Laocoon and his Sons is a monumental statue group on display in the Museo Pio Clementino in the Vatican Museums in Rome. It is a marble copy of a bronze sculpture depicting the Trojan priest Laocoon and his two sons Antiphas and Thymbraeus as they are killed by giant serpents. The group of statues is attributed to three sculptors from the Greek island of Rhodes: Hagesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus. This attribution is consistent with an inscription on a fragment of similar marble that was discovered separately from the group itself. The Laocoon Group is considered one of the greatest works of Greek sculpture from the Hellenistic period. It was probably created around 42 BC.

The replica of the group offered in our online shop is based on the plaster cast taken from the original in the Vatican Museums – Museo Pio Clementino – in 1898. The outstretched arm of the Laocoon was restored on the plaster cast around 1900.

Description

Lakoon Group, bronze casting in museum quality

The sculpture group is produced as a bronze cast using the traditional lost wax technique. The basis for the negative mould required for this is a plaster cast of the original taken back in 1898 with the inventory number MV.1059.0.0 in the Vatican Museums in the Museo Pio Clementino. The outstretched arm of the Laocoon was restored on the plaster cast around 1900 and the replica is offered with this restored arm.
 

Cast marble & marble sculpture from the sculptor

In addition to classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds for the sculpture group available in our online shop. Marble casting from powdered genuine white marble. And the new moulding of the statue by sculptors from a single block of white marble. If you are interested in such a mould, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your e-mail or phone call.
 

Patinating the statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that causes the bronze to weather differently over time, depending on the environmental influences on the copper alloy. We have various patina recipes in our repertoire, including one that corresponds well to the patina of preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with samples of suitable patinas in advance.
Individualisation of the sculpture group purchased online
 
Each statue cast by us is engraved in the base with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo. The base is also engraved with your name, a lettering, the occasion of the production, your own company logo or additional engraving as required. Please let us know the data for personalising the Lakoon Group cast when you make your purchase.
 

Your very personal legacy

Our life-size cast bronze replicas are therefore not only artistic replicas, but also timeless reminders that will preserve your legacy for generations to come. By engraving your name, the date and the occasion on the base, this statue becomes an everlasting symbol of your most personal life achievement, your significance in this world and your work there.
 

Memory cast in bronze in the radiant light of antiquity

Ancient Greek bronze statues and their masterfully crafted Roman marble replicas were the sensual and visual mirror of these two advanced civilisations for over a millennium. After their rediscovery during the Renaissance, these statues once again became world-famous. Today, a replica of the original statue is bought as a symbol of the emergence of modernity. The statue made for you and with your name as the donor will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements in the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome.
 

Locations for the installation of ancient statues & list of parks with ancient sculptures

Antique statues are hardly available in the original. Since their rediscovery in the Renaissance, expensive replicas have been made for castles, their parks and also for the mansions of the wealthy bourgeoisie. During this period, a canon for the installation and placement of these works of art was created that developed into modern times. Here you will find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues. We also offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks, each of which has an impressive collection of ancient sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!
 

Product details

Laocoon and His Sons
Item No.S44
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)242 cm x 162,5 cm x 103 cm
What you receiveSingle piece, Bronze cast. The exact design details, measurements and weight as well as the structure and colour of the Bronze cast may vary.
DeliveryDelivered using our own van
Delivery ChargeFree delivery in England and Wales (except islands) and to a few EU countries. Click here for details.
Price incl. VAT