Although this sculpture,created by Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is known as the Rape of Persephone, the intent behind the masterpiece is abduction. It represents Hades, the powerful god of the underworld, kidnapping Persephone.

I am amazed at the detail in this sculpture: the joints and knuckles of the fingers, the veins in the hands, and the indentations on the thigh created by the pressure of his hands. Quite incredible.

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