This marble group, one of the largest marble statues recovered from Antiquity, is a Roman copy of a Greek original, perhaps made for the Baths of Caracalla, where it was found. The group represents Zethus and Amphion tying Dirce to the horns of a wild bull. The “Farnese Bull” is attributed by Pliny the Elder to Apollonius of Tralles, a Greek sculptor of the second century BC, an important period in the history of Hellenistic sculpture. He worked on it with his brother Tauriscus on the island of Rhodes.

This marble group, one of the largest marble statues recovered from Antiquity, is a Roman copy of a Greek original, perhaps made for the Baths of Caracalla, where it was found. The group represents Zethus and Amphion tying Dirce to the horns of a wild bull. The “Farnese Bull” is attributed by Pliny the Elder to Apollonius of Tralles, a Greek sculptor of the second century BC, an important period in the history of Hellenistic sculpture. He worked on it with his brother Tauriscus on the island of Rhodes. Stock Photo
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3927 x 4770 px | 33.2 x 40.4 cm | 13.1 x 15.9 inches | 300dpi

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1 May 2020

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