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Detail from The Rape of Proserpina, a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was only 23 years old at its completion.

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Another Bernini sculpture - a marble veil - Astounding! Just click on space for variety of veiled woman

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These Astonishingly Lifelike Sculptures Will Take Your Breath Away

Bernini really captures the notion of ecstasy. Look at her curled toes and limp hand! Incredible...

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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

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BERNINI- His mark on St. Peters Basilica

Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculptures in St. Peter's, Vatican, Italy, including the spiral bronze Alter & this throne of St. Peter. This alabaster window was the photo on our 1st Christmas card! Bernini also created the “Fountain of the Four Rivers” in Piazza Navona, Rome.

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A close-up of Pluto and Proserpina, sculpted in white marble by Gian Lorenzo Bernini 1621-22, commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

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