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I have always loved old cemeteries. The art found on headstones and the statues can be amazing.    Zentralfriedhof statue

I have always loved old cemeteries. The art found on headstones and the statues can be amazing. Zentralfriedhof statue

"Modesty" by Antonio Corradini (Italian, 1688–1752), marble statue of veiled female with exquisite sculpture of translucent fabric, c. 1751. #arthistory

"Modesty" by Antonio Corradini (Italian, 1688–1752), marble statue of veiled female with exquisite sculpture of translucent fabric, c. 1751. #arthistory

The Veil The first recorded instance of veiling for women is recorded in an Assyrian legal text from the 13th century BCE, which restricted its use to noble women. Assyrian kings first introduced both the seclusion of women in the royal harem and the veil. Prostitutes and slaves, however, were forbidden against wearing veil, and were punished if they disobeyed this law. Classical Greek and Hellenistic statues sometimes depict Greek women with both their head and face covered by a veil. ...

The Veil The first recorded instance of veiling for women is recorded in an Assyrian legal text from the 13th century BCE, which restricted its use to noble women. Assyrian kings first introduced both the seclusion of women in the royal harem and the veil. Prostitutes and slaves, however, were forbidden against wearing veil, and were punished if they disobeyed this law. Classical Greek and Hellenistic statues sometimes depict Greek women with both their head and face covered by a veil. ...

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).

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).

Giuseppe Sanmartino, The Veiled Christ, 1753, Marble, The Chapel of Sansavero, Naples, Italy (Baroque)

Giuseppe Sanmartino, The Veiled Christ, 1753, Marble, The Chapel of Sansavero, Naples, Italy (Baroque)

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