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Guercino, Sophonisba with the Bowl of Poison c. 1630

During the second Punic War, Sophonisba, a Carthaginian noblewoman and beauty, poisoned herself in order to avoid being defiled and degraded by a Roman victory.

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Guercino, Assassination of Amnon at the Feast of his Half-Brother Absalom 1628, Ink and wash

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (February 8, 1591 – December 22, 1666), best known as Guercino was an Italian Baroque painter.

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