Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Queluz
(Conselho de Sintra)
Lisboa (distrito)

Lisboa (região)

Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco  
(Jardins do Palácio Nacional de Queluz)

O rapto de Proserpina

The Abduction of Proserpina

John Cheere
1756

Queluz /  O rapto de Proserpina   Queluz /  O rapto de Proserpina

Description

A sculptural group of three intertwined figures, representing the Abduction of Proserpina (Persephone). Pluto, bearded and crowned, carries Proserpina on his back. On the ground, another female figure (perhaps Demeter or the Naiad nymph Cyane) makes a desperate attempt to prevent the goddess from being abducted.

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Location N 38°45'5" W 9°15'34"

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