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At the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida on the grounds of the Ringling Circus Museum was a distinctive sculpture in bronze.  This particular one was moved from one end of the central sculpture garden to this protected corridor area outside. Laocoön was a Trojan priest of Apollo who voiced concern against drawing the Wooden Horse from the Greeks into Troy.  When they didn’t listen, he threw his spear into the side of the horse. He and his sons were condemned by the gods to be crushed to death.  A Marble sculpture copy of this was found in Rome, Italy in 1506 (the original was made in Greece in 200 BC).  It was immediately a sensation and profoundly influenced even Michelangelo in his sculptures.  The original was in marble and was missing several arms.  This is a bronze copy which is full size.

ISO 400, F/6.7, 1/90 sec, 40 mm Lens

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