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Giuseppe Sammartino - The Veiled Christ
The Cristo Velato (the Veiled Christ) is a sculpture completed in 1753, originally (mis)attributed to Antonio Corradini and considered one of the world’s most remarkable pieces of art. Although Corradini was in fact commissioned with the job in the first place, he died having only produced a clay model for what would later be a definitive piece sculpted in marble. It was Giuseppe Sammartino who ended up producing the astonishing sculpture of a dead Jesus, covered by a "transparent" shroud carved out of the very same marble block shared with the rest of the statue.

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