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    Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

    An Ode to Dying Spirits

    Antonio Corradini, Bust of a Veiled Woman (Puritas), 1717-25.

    Cemetery statue

    A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

    Statue of veiled woman at V & A Museum

    Giuseppe Sanmartino - Cristo Velato (Veiled Christ) Cappella Sansevero, Naples

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    Sculpted from one block of marble-The Veiled Vestal Virgin - Raffaele Monti, 1847

    statue - Viena, Austria

    Zentralfriedhof statue - It blows my mind that this is a piece of stone and it still looks like a veil covering a face. Many years ago it was something of a test of skill for a sculptor to create a veiled face. This is one of the absolute best.

    Vestal virgins: "Vestal Virgin", 1820–21, Antonio Canova. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

    Antonio Canova (1793), Le Louvre.

    Flamen (Roman priest) - profile, head of Roman sculpture (marble), 3rd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

    Portrait bust of a man [Roman] (12.233) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. -- Dignitas and gravitas in the set of his jaw.

    A Roman Bronze Head of a Hound, Probably a Handle Terminal | 2nd cent CE

    Bronze statuette of a horse, Late Hellenistic Period, late 2nd-1st century B.C.. Greek

    Fragmentary Bronze portrait of the emperor Caracalla Roman Severan 212-217 CE

    Antinous, Roman sculpture

    Diadumenos (diadem-bearer) of Delos, one of the Roman copies of the Bronze Diadumenos of greek sculptor Polykleitos (4th cent. BCE), who is considered one of the most prominent of the antiquity along with Phidias and Myron. National Archaeological Museum, Athens

    Cicero, Roman bust (marble), 1st century BC, (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence).

    Woman, head of Roman scultpure (marble), 3rd century AD, (Museo Civico Ala Ponzone, Cremona).

    Minerva (Athena), Roman herm (marble), copy after Greek original from the school of Phidias, 1st century AD, (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

    Hellenistic Life-size Bronze Head of a Man Bronze, 3rd-2nd century B.C.E.