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Monumental Italian Stone Sculptural Group of the Rape of Proserpina

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  • Description
    Inspired by the famous Italian Baroque Sculpture of Bernini exhibited in the Villa Borghese Museum.
    Height of the sculpture cm 250 circa.
    The base made in stone is new and has been adapted to the sculpture . Cm 90 x 80 x 80. Total height with the base is cm 340.

    Dramatic representation of the Greek Mythological scene of Persephone (also known as Proserpina) was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and was queen of the Underworld. One day while the young maiden was picking flowers, Hades, god of the underworld, kidnapped Persephone and carried her back to the underworld to be his wife.
    Demeter begged Zeus to command the release of her daughter, and Persephone was told that she would be released from the underworld, as long as she didn't consume any food while she was there. But when she thought no one was looking, Persephone went into the garden and ate six pomegranate seeds. She was thus doomed to spend six months of the year with Hades, while for the other six months she could return to Earth to see her mother. The myth holds that the months Persephone spends in the underworld leave the earth cold, dark, and wintry, but when she returns, spring and summer accompany her.
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Carved Stone.
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: 1930 -1940
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 247801
  • Dimensions
    W. 33.47 in; H. 98.43 in; D. 33.47 in;
    W. 85.01 cm; H. 250.01 cm; D. 85.01 cm;
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