By Raffaele Monti (1818-1881), photo creator Minneapolis Institute of Art. The following explanation is provided by Collectionsartsmia.org: “We can’t see through stone, but through tricks of light and polish, Raffaele Monti created the illusion that we can. On his Veiled Lady, the top of the head and shoulders are polished smooth to reflect light. But where the veil falls across the face, the marble is less polished. It reflects less light, suggesting the texture of fabric… .” **the veil technique**
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