Rape of the Sabines by Giambologna

Giambologna was asked to create this monumental group by the Medici Granduca, that wanted to locate it under the Loggia dei Lanzi in the Signoria Square at Florence. He managed to sculpt it from 1574 to 1580. Is a masterpiece of the Mannerist art, with three figures wedged together to permit to the group to be beautifully seen from all the sides.

 

Height: 161″

 

All the Classical and Renaissance art executed by the Marinelli Foundry is created through moulds made directly on the original Works of Art at the beginning of the last century.  These original moulds are owned by and a part of the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry heritage.