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Fabulous sculpture detail.......

L'umanita Contro il male [Humanity against evil]. its in Rome at the GNAM - Unknown Marble Hands. "How such art can be so sensuously and realisticly rendered from such unmalleable medium as marble, is nothing short of miraculous"

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, ca. 190 BCE. | Victoria de Samotracia, ca. 190 a.C. Breathtaking statue in the Louvre.

Nike alighting on a warship (Nike of Samothrace), from Samothrace, Greece, ca. 190 BC (otherwise known as Winged Victory or Victory of Samothrace).

Ugolino and His Sons, modeled ca. 1860–61, executed in marble 1865–67  Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875), Saint-Béat marble.

this is a sculpture at Metropolitan Museum of Art, so beautifully captured by Jamie - those hands! Ugolino and His Sons (Detail), modeled ca. executed in marble x Jean–Baptiste Carpeaux (French, .

'Modesty' carved in marble by Antonio Corradini, 1751 - http://limk.com/news/modesty-carved-in-marble-by-antonio-corradini-1751-141355304/

La Pudicizia The statuary for the Cappella Sansevero in Naples (see veiled Christ), Prince named Antonio Corradini, Venetian, nearly blind and Freemason, who managed to finish only the statue of Modesty