Death of Dirce Sculpture outside Tate Britain in London, England - Encircle Photos

46 Death of Dirce Sculpture outside Tate Britain in London, England

In Greek mythology, The Death of Dirce portrays the killing of the King of Thebes’ wife. The twins Amphion and Zethus bound Dirce to a wild bull in retaliation for mistreating their mother. The famous version of this scene is The Farnese Bull, a marble grouping carved in the 3rd century and unearthed in Rome in 1546. Sir Charles Lawes-Witteronge created his bronze interpretation in 1906. The artwork greets visitors to the Tate Britain, an impressive gallery of British art founded in 1897 by sugar magnate Henry Tate.

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45 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG, UK

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