A VERY FINE BRONZE SCULPTURE
A VERY FINE BRONZE SCULPTURE
A VERY FINE BRONZE SCULPTURE
A VERY FINE BRONZE SCULPTURE

A VERY FINE BRONZE SCULPTURE

1870 Continental

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£11,850 gbp
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A very fine 19th Century bronze sculpture over a Louis XV style bronze base of the famouse sculpture of The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna.

The Rape of the Sabine Women (Latin: Sabinae raptae) is an episode in the legendary history of Rome, traditionally dated to 750 BC, in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighboring Sabine families. The English word rape is a conventional translation of the Latin raptio, which in this context means "abduction" rather than its prevalent modern meaning in English language of sexual violation. Recounted by Livy and Plutarch (Parallel Lives II, 15 and 19), it provided a subject for Renaissance and post-Renaissance works of art that combined a suitably inspiring example of the hardihood and courage of ancient Romans with the opportunity to depict multiple figures, including heroically semi-nude figures, in intensely passionate struggle. Comparable themes from Classical Antiquity are the Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs and the theme of Amazonomachy, the battle of Theseus with the Amazons.
Dimensions
Height 99.00 cm (38.98 inches)
Stock Code
R1752
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