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The Diadoumenos (c. 100 BC) is a Roman sculpture in marble after the original Greek bronze Diadouemos (c. 420 BC) by Greek Sculptor Polykleitos (C5th BC). Discovered in 1826 in the ‘House of the Diadoumenos’ on the Greek island of Delos, this famous work became known as the ‘Delos Diadoumenos’ and is now located in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
The Diadoumenos gets its name from the diadem or victory ribbon which the figure is tying around his head. This diadem was awarded to the victor of the pentathlon in Ancient Greece.
Diana The Huntress (c.1720) by Italian sculptor Bernardino Cametti, located in the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany.
Diana is the Roman Goddess of the hunt as indicated by the quiver of arrows hung around her shoulder. Although a Baroque work, this sculpture was inspired by the faces and clothing of Classical Antiquity. Diana is draped in classical robes that billow in the wind mirroring her Greek Goddess counterpart Artemis.
The Rape of the Sabines (1579-83) by Flemish sculptor Giambologna is located under the Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
In a mannerist style and inspired by the work of sculptors such as Michelangelo, Giambologna carved this work from a single block of marble. Giambologna was focused on composition and technique and often did not title his work until the end of the process. The title of this piece was suggested to the sculptor by a his contemporary Vincenzo Borghini.
The Rape (Abduction) of the Sabines is an event from Roman mythology. Following the founding of Rome, Romulus and his predominantly male followers set about finding wives among the surrounding cities in order to strengthen and develop Roman society. However, when all neighbouring cities refused these unions, the Romans devised a plan to abduct Sabine women during the festival of Neptune.