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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Caius Mucius Scaevola and Porsena", 1800–20

type: Drawing

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In an enormous courtyard, Mucius, in left foreground, thrusts his right hand into the flame of a brazier, while pointing with his left at Porsena who sits upon a throne. The stabbed officer, supported by a soldier, lies beside him, while a group of soldiers stands to the left, and the king's treasurer stands a table at right foreground.


Felice Giani


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