DESIDERIO DA SETTIGNANO
Portrait of Marietta Strozzi
c. 1460
Marble, height 53 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Lovely details on the dress, without getting fussy. But where is she looking? The Romans would paint eyes on their blank eyeballs. I’m still not decided what is the best thing to do, whether to carve an iris in or leave it. Usually I carve the iris..

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