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Altho the human form is beautiful - as The Lord intended - I am also amazed by the gift of the sculptor when they create the illusion of fabric over form. (Gorgeous detail! Chauncey Bradley Ives | Undine Rising from the Waters (detail) | 1880 | Marble)

Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), 2nd century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

The Veiled Virgin--marble sculpture by Giovanni Strazza. Carved in Rome, now exhibited in Newfoundland.

Veiled Vestal by Raffaele Monti (1818-1881), marble, in Chatsworth House collection (England) -- it was seen in the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice by Elizabeth Bennet (aka Keira Knightly).

The marble facade of the Duomo di Milano, a Gothic masterpiece that took 600 years to be completed, and features 135 spires and 3400 statues

What I found very creepy about the Hillhouse were the statues and busts that seemed to watch the people in the house. Their look was inescapable. I love how the lighting here does not hit the concave sockets of the eyes, so they stone is given depth to it's gaze.