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"Rape of the Sabine Women" by Giambologna, Loggia dell Signoria, Florence, Italy.

"Rape of the Sabine Women" (1583) by Giambologna is a virtuoso work carved from a single piece of flawed marble -- the largest piece of stone ever brought to Florence, Despite the staute's title, it was originally intended as a study of old age, male strength, and female beauty.

Last Revised October 12, 2007

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