The Rape of Proserpina

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The Rape of Proserpina is a large baroque marble sculptural group by Bernini executed between 1621 and 1622 while Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion. It depicts Proserpina being seized and taken to the underworld by Pluto, depicting "rape" in its archaic definition of "kidnapping."

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