After Bernini The Rape of Prosperina by Francesco Fabi Altini

The Rape of Prosperina by Francesco Fabi Altini,  (1830 – 1906) after the 17thC original by Gian Lorenzo Bernini now in the Palazzo Borghese in Rome.  Signed F. Fabi Altini Rome 1870 on the base.  The sculpture depicts the abduction of Prosperina or Persephone by the God Pluto to the underworld evident from the presence of the three headed dog at the base of the sculpture, called Cerberus who guards the gates of the underworld, preventing the dead from leaving.

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