Ancient World, Mythology, Proserpinae Raptus, Rape of Proserpine, Persephone
Copper etching of sculptured frieze
Published in "Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum ac Veteris Skulptural Vestigia"
Plate 53 of this collection
Author: Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)
Editor / Publisher: Giacomo Giovanni de Rossi (1627-1691)
Rome, after Rossi's death 1693
Subject matter of sculpture is the rape ( "seized" or "carried off") of Proserpina by Pluto on his chariot.
Original antique print
Image in very good condition. Margins show some age toning, especially alongside edges.
Image: 16 x 42,5 cm (ca. 6.3 x 16.7")
Sheet: 33 x 47 cm (ca. 13x 18.5")
Ratto di Proserpina; roman goddess;
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