Four little-known 16th century sculptures

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Four little-known 16th century sculptures


The Rape of the Sabine Women: in Piazza della Signoria, , Florence (Italy)

the sculpture actually referred to one of the virgin Sabine women abducted by the Romans during the ancient history of Lazio.

By Giambologna (Giovanni Bologna). Born in Douai (Hauts de France) in 1529 and died in Florence on August 14, 1608

( Photo author: Emmanuel Milou . Source: flickr)

Colossus of the Apennines: inThe park of wonders, Pratolino, Florence (Italy)

Carved into the rock, the 14-meter-high sculpture (probably) represents the Roman god Jupiter. The interior of the sculpture is carved out of several small communicating rooms, on three levels.

By Giambologna (Giovanni Bologna). Born in Douai (Hauts de France) in 1529 and died in Florence on August 14, 1608

(Photo author: Valerio Orlandini . Source: commons.wikimedia)

 Rearing Horse and Mounted Warrior statuette: In the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts

Bronze sculpture, representing Francis I of France on a steed horse.

By  Léonard de Vinci . Born April 15, 1452 in Vinci (Tuscany) and died May 2, 1519 in Amboise (Touraine).

(Photo author:  USAF Captain Edwin Carter Rae . Source: commons.wikimedia)

Fountain of Neptune: In Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, (Italy)

The fountain, with 90 jets of water, was built in 1563. Its monumental statue is an allegorical symbol of the reign of the god Neptune in Roman mythology.

By the architects sculptors: Bartolomeo Ammannati ((Born June 18, 1511 in Settignano and died April 13, 1592 in Florence) and Tommaso Laureti ( Né vers 1530 à Palerme et mort à Rome le 22 septembre 1602).

(Photo author: Patrick Clenet . Source: commons.wikimedia)

Title photo: Fountain of Neptune (Details) [ Author: Fredrik Rubensson . Source: flickr]




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