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'Samson Slaying a Philistine', by Giambologna, 1560-2 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London | by Gidzy
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'Samson Slaying a Philistine', by Giambologna, 1560-2 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The only monumental marble sculpture by Giambologna ever to have left Florence was acquired by the Museum in 1953 with the assistance of the Art Fund. It is a group nearly seven feet high (210 centimetres) showing two nude men in combat, and representing Samson slaying a Philistine, an episode from the Old Testament 'Book of Judges':

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Taken on July 12, 2015