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Weeping and captive caryatids: Remorse and Penance

Artus Quellinus the Elderca. 1650

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Between the reliefs in the Vierschaar (Tribunal), or court of justice, in the Amsterdam Town Hall, Quellinus
placed four female caryatids – weight-bearing sculpted figures – personifying Remorse (with their hands
covering their face) and Penance (with bound hands).

Details

  • Title: Weeping and captive caryatids: Remorse and Penance
  • Creator: Quellinus, Artus (I)
  • Date Created: ca. 1650
  • Physical Dimensions: terracotta
  • Subject Keywords: Stadhuis van Amsterdam (1655-1808)
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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