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Raptus Group of Two Figures

ca. 1580, Artist: Giovanni Bologna, gen. Giambologna



Raptus Group of Two Figures

Here Giambologna has turned the violent abduction of a woman into an ensemble of weightless elegance and ideal beauty. The composition – conceived to be viewed from all sides – is without precedent either in classical antiquity or in Italian Renaissance sculpture. The celebrated artist managed to satisfy the enormous demand for his works by having his own, well-organized workshop produce high-quality replicas of his compositions.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXII

Object data

Object Name

Statuette; bronze sculpture




ca. 1580


Giovanni Bologna, gen. Giambologna (1529 Douai - 1608 Florenz) - GND

Antonio Susini (1558 - 1624 Florenz; tätig in Florenz ab 1572) - GND




H. 98,2 cm, B. 40,5 cm, T. 41 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 6029

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