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The Rape of the Sabines (after the signal)
Domenico Morone

The setting of this painting and 'The Rape of the Sabines (before the signal)' is the same. According to Plutarch's 'Lives', the rape of the Sabine women began when Romulus stood up. He is shown here standing in the centre.

The pictures may come from a cassone.

Key facts
Artist Domenico Morone
Artist dates about 1442 - after 1518
Full title The Rape of the Sabines (after the signal)
Group Two Cassone Panels with the Rape of the Sabines
Date made about 1490
Medium and support Tempera on spruce
Dimensions 45.4 x 49.2 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1886
Inventory number NG1212
Location in Gallery Not on display
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Two Cassone Panels with the Rape of the Sabines

These scenes were probably cut from the front of a decorated chest.

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