Victory, breaking the chains of slavery. She looks like a strong woman, but she’s also on the edge of falling off a mountain – and I don’t know what to think about her facial expression. Not the most helpful outfit for an escape, but there’s a heroic damsel in distress for you.
Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of Italy’s “fathers of the fatherland”, at the top of a pile of rocks representing the island of Caprera, with sword. The man is a named character, at the height of his triumph, the woman is an allegorical mystical prize still in the process of change, action, and distress.