It isn’t easy being a Sabine woman, you know!

April 10th, 2012

Giambologna’s splendid sculpture of The Rape of the Sabine Women, carved from a single block of marble.

(The Wikipedia article points out that ‘rape’ here chiefly means abduction, rather than its more modern emphasis, and suggests that it might actually have been quite a good deal for the women concerned…)

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:00 pm and filed under Photos.

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