Veiled Vestal Virgin, by Raffaele Monti

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Veiled Vestal Virgin, Raffaele Monti

The photograph above is of a marble statue created in 1847, called “The Veiled Vestal Virgin”, by Raffaele Monti. And no matter what your eyes are telling you, that is a solid marble statue. Not marble draped in sheer linen, no Photoshop tricks – that is just solid stone and pure artistic talent.

Monti was an Italian poet, author and sculptor. His father, Gaetano Matteo Monti, was also a noted sculptor of his time. If you live in the UK, you can actually see this piece in person – it’s currently on display in the Dome Room of Chatsworth.

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  1. Philip Knowles

    July 29, 2016 - Reply

    I visited Chatsworth last week and looked at the statue from a very close distance. I was not sure whether it was a piece of material fixed over the face of the statue, it is that realistic. Very impressive!

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