The Veiled Christ: A Sculpture that Rivals the Pietà in Both Intensity and Delicacy
I wanted to share with you all a sculpture from the Chapel of Sansevero in Naples called the Veiled Christ for no other reason because it's one of the most amazing sculptures I've even seen in my life... Im my opinion, it easily rivals the The Pietà by Michelangelo. It was created by the masterful hands of the young artist, Giuseppe Sammartino of the Kingdom of Naples during the 1700s.
The delicacy of the translucent veiling showing the contours of Christ's hands, face, ribs and feet look truly supple and detailed... a magical feat to accomplish in marble.
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