Episode 234 – Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabine” (Piazza della Signoria, Florence)
February 6, 2024

Still located in the Loggia dei Lanzi where it was installed in 1583, the “Rape of the Sabine” was produced for Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. While the group of three figures may seem like a fitting representation of the mythological event where Roman men took Sabine women as their wives, the statue was originally subject-less.



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