A reproduction of the head of the central figure in the great group of the same name, representing a father and his sons, who had offended deity, struggling in the fatal folds of the Python. This was a work of the School of Rhodes, belonging to the fourth period of Greek art, and was executed by three sculptors jointly. It stood in the palace of Titus, and was found in the ruins in 1506. It is now in the Vatican. In honor of its discovery, Pope Julius II gave a public fete. It is praised in the writings of Pliny, and was admired by Angelo. As a study of the pathology and anatomy of pain and despair, it is simply wonderful. [P. 13; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.