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Does Anyone know what this statue is about?

I took a photo of this statue in the Vatican Museum.
Anyone know anything about it?


Asked by onethentwins at 4:06 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't know if it has a name - it's in the Gallery of Candelabra which is part of the Vatican Musems that has classical roman sculpture which dates from the 3rd century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D.

    I found a mention of it online here.

    There are also full pictures of it here and here.

    Sorry can't be of more help.


    Answer by eringobrough at 10:55 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • onethentwins

    Answer by onethentwins at 4:06 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • I don't know. It might be related to one of the Roman myths.

    Answer by Marwill at 4:12 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • looks like it could some story or fairytale. i not sure though. Its amazing either way.

    Answer by momie_of_munch2 at 4:35 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • it reminds me of the song.. "rock-a-bye baby in the tree tops".

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 4:46 PM on Feb. 21, 2009


    Here's the Vatican website....surely it is listed on here someplace. I looked a bit, but ran out of time.

    Answer by Southernroots at 6:26 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • My mom's cousin is a priest in the Vatican. I could ask him if you want.

    Answer by orangeorbie at 12:08 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • did some research. a lot of the artwork in the gallery was unearthed in Otricoli and brought to the Vatican. these are Roman copies of Hellenistic originals. so the subject matter of this sculpture is very likely to be based on ancient Roman mythology, exactly what story upon which it is based I was unable to find.

    Answer by chickenhobbit at 4:26 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • I think orangeorbie should ask the cousin living at the Vatican. That's about as close to truth as you could get ~ priests living there SHOULD know about it. Please let us ALL know what he says.

    Answer by PSMother at 7:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Thank you all for your help :)

    Answer by onethentwins at 1:33 AM on Feb. 23, 2009