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Description: Statue Group in Circular Garden 200 Metres West of Rothampsted Manor House
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 163621
OS Grid Reference: TL1233213104
OS Grid Coordinates: 512332, 213104
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8053, -0.3722
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TL 11 SW HARPENDEN RURAL HATCHING GREEN
5/87 Statue group in circular
garden 200 metres W of
Rothampsted Manor House.
Garden statue. 1908 by Sir Charles Lawes - Wittewronge, then the
owner of Rothampsted Manor. Monumental group sculpture based on
the Farnese Bull. Hellenistic style. White marble. Entitled
the Death of Dirce it stands about 5 metres high with an oval
plinth. Three figures are in dramatic struggle with a bull,
their names inscribed in Greek on a rocky base strewn with
armour. Dirke is a captive semi-nude figure on the back of the
bull; Zithos attacks the bull with a hooked pike while Amphion
wrestles with it from below with a rope. The plinth is about one
and a half metres high and has a moulded base. It was exhibited
in Rome in 1911. (Pevsner (1977)).
Listing NGR: TL1233213104
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