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Artus Quellinus I - Caritas romana (Roman Charity), sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

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Artus Quellinus I - Caritas romana (Roman Charity), sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

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This terracotta gives an impression of the first phase of Quellinus’ design process. It is a loosely modelled sketch for the never realized decoration of a water pump in the inner courtyard of the Town Hall. The subject is Pero offering her aged father, Cimon, her breast to keep him alive in prison – an appropriate subject for a pump near the municipal lockup.

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1652
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Rijksmuseum
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Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication ("CCO 1.0 Dedication")

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