Mucius Scaevola before King Porsenna

Oil on wood | 157 x 120cm | Signed 1533

Abraham Schöpfer

Livius the historian tells about the hero Mucius Scaevola. He was captured during Rome’s war against the Etruscan king Porsenna. He was released as he was silent when his hand was burned over a fire. He then got the name Scaevola, meaning left hand. ...
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