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Germany
Magdeburg
Stadt Magdeburg

Sachsen-Anhalt

Breiter Weg

Raub der Sabinerinnen

The Rape of the Sabine Women

The rape of the Sabine Women was an incident from Roman mythology, in which the men of Rome committed a mass abduction of young women from the other cities in the region. It has been a frequent subject of artists, particularly during the Renaissance and post-Renaissance eras
(Wikipedia)

1978-84

Magdeburg /  Raub der Sabinerinnen

Description

Sculpture group in three parts:
  1. Raub der Sabinerinnen / The Rape of the Sabine Women, episode in the legendary history of Rome in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighboring Sabine families (Wikipedia)
  2. Urteil des Paris / Judgement of Paris, story from Greek mythology, which was one of the events that led up to the Trojan War and (in slightly later versions of the story) to the foundation of Rome. The sculpture shows Paris with an apple in his hand looking at Aphrodite, on the soccle with the Bacchanalian scene. (Wikipedia)
  3. Bacchantische Szene / Bacchanalian scene

Magdeburg - Raub der Sabinerinnen
Raub der Sabinerinnen
Magdeburg - Raub der Sabinerinnen
Paris
Magdeburg - Raub der Sabinerinnen
Aphrodite and Bacchanalian scene
Magdeburg - Raub der Sabinerinnen Magdeburg - Raub der Sabinerinnen

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Land: Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Country: Germany
  • Aphrodite
  • Judgement of Paris
  • Man (nude)
  • Paris (Greek mythology)
  • Rape of the Sabine Women
  • Woman (nude)
  • Location N 52°7'34" E 11°37'59"

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