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'The Rape of the Sabines', Bronze Sculpture after Giambologna

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This compelling, small scale bronze sculpture depicts ‘The Rape of the Sabines’, after a monumental work by the Renaissance artist, Giambologna (1529-1608). Created between 1579-83, the original white marble sculpture stands in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. The bronze model depicts the abduction of a Sabine woman by two Roman men, based on the classical myth. The event has been perfectly captured in bronze, so that the sculpture is invested with activity and emotion. The woman is lifted into the air by one man, while another man crouches below. The sculpture is intended to be viewed in the round. That is, the three bodies wrap around a central axis in a serpentine movement, which unfolds as the viewer moves around the piece. The sculpture is set on a cylindrical white marble plinth, the bottom of which is edged with a gilt bronze rope-work band. This plinth is placed on a square gilt bronze base with shaped corners.

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  • Dimensions
    H 17.72 in. x W 6.3 in. x D 6.3 in.H 45 cm x W 16 cm x D 16 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    8459
  • Reference Number
    LU956314495172
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