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The Veiled Virgin is made out of Carrera marble, a material derived from Tuscany and historically used by ancient Roman builders and Italian Renaissance artists.

This high-quality marble offered the perfect canvas for carving veils—a sculptural motif that was popular among Strazza and his peers. In particular, they were interested in sculpting busts and sculptures of women with faces shrouded in these see-through garments, with Veiled Lady sculptures by Pietro Rossi and Raffaelo Monti further illustrating this trend.


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