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Rape of a Sabine Woman

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Roman with furrowed forehead and knitted brow, with pin-point pupils and incised irises. Sabine woman with hair curled off forehead in regular pattern, like a neat coiffure.


Duke Gaetano Saraceni, Rome. Duc de Talleyrand (perhaps Napoleon Louis von Sagan de Talleyrand Perigord, b. 1811 - d. 1898), Paris. 1966, Renato Bacchi, Milan; 1966, sold by Bacchi to Leopold Blumka and Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; about 1966/1967, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

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Bequest of William A. Coolidge

Italian (Florence), mid-17th century


Overall: 101 x 45.7 x 33 cm (39 3/4 x 18 x 13 in.)

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Metal; bronze