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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
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Giambologna
1582

Firenze /  Ratto delle Sabine   Firenze /  Ratto delle Sabine

Description

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.

Firenze - Ratto delle Sabine

Signature

opvs ioannis bolonii flandri mdlxxxii

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 43°46'9" - E 11°15'19")

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