This is a lead sculpture of the abduction of Proserpina by Pluto. Proserpina, the Roman goddess of the Underworld was abducted by Pluto the god and king of the Underworld.On the ground, another female figure is making an attempt to prevent the goddess from being abducted.One day, while picking flowers in the fields, Pluto, her uncle, the god of the underworld, noticed her. Pluto was smitten by her beauty and fell in love with her. He kidnapped Proserpina and carried her down to the underworld. She refused to eat and legend said if you ate anything in Pluto, you could never leave. Time went on and she could not bear her hunger. She ate pomegranate seeds and it sealed her fate. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, made a deal with Pluto. The deal was that Pluto will marry Proserpine and she would live as queen of the underworld for six months out of the year. Every spring, Proserpina would return and live on earth for the other six months.