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Simon Floquet, Rape of the Sabines
Scene of the Roman mythological story of the Rape of the Sabines during the Consulia (games in honour of Consus). The armour-clad Roman soldiers take struggling young women in front of a round temple with a triangular pediment and a temple entrance with festoons. Top right a young man with a helmet, sword and shield, and two other men trying to save their wives. The men were allowed to escape.
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