Abduction of a Sabine Woman

After a model by Giambologna Netherlandish
Founder Antonio Susini Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 620

The model for this two-figure composition was made by Giovanni Bologna about 1579, judging from a letter dated about 1579, from which we learn that he was ready to deliver a bronze cast of it to the Duke of Parma. The bronze described in this letter is now in the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples.

Abduction of a Sabine Woman, After a model by Giambologna (Netherlandish, Douai 1529–1608 Florence), Bronze; on non-contemporary marble pedestal (removed Nov. 2020), Italian, Florence

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