Piazza della Signoria
(Loggia dei Lanzi)
Ratto delle Sabine
Rape of the Sabine Women
The rape of the Sabine Women was an incident from Roman mythology, in which the men of Rome committed a mass abduction of young women from the other cities in the region. It has been a frequent subject of artists, particularly during the Renaissance and post-Renaissance eras
Marble sculpture depicting three figures (a man lifting a woman into the air while a second man crouches).
The square base has a bronze relief panel depicting the same story of the rape of the Sabine women.
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- Giambologna, or Jean Boulogne, incorrectly known as Giovanni da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style
Sources & Information
Location (N 43°46'9" - E 11°15'19")
Item Code: itto046; Photograph: 8 May 2017
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