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GODS & MYTHS
Dioscuri
MythsCastor and Pollux abducting the daughters of Leucippus Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown prototypesFlorence, Uffizi (sarcophagus)
Further details
Dioscuri, Castor & Pollux, wearing piloi (pointed hats) each abducting one of the Leucippides (Hilaera & Phoebe); A maiden, perhaps Arsinoe, standing at the centre. To the right perhaps Leucippus & his wife Philodice. To the left a companion of Dioscuri fighting a guard. One Victory at both corners.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
1st half 2nd century
LOCATION
Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
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RELATIONS
Census database
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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