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Pio Fedi 1816 - 1892 ITALIAN L'IMMORTÁLITÁ / VITÁ DELL' ÁNIMÁ (IMMORTALITY) It was called The Chrysalis and described as a nude girl holding a butterfly coming out of a cocoon in her left hand, which she 'contemplates with perplexity.' The theme of a young girl's transition into womanhood is clearly symbolised by this emblem. The theme was a popular one in Italian sculpture of the period. Pio Fedi imbues it with particular delicacy and charm using subtle carving and jewel-like detail.