This beautiful marble bust of Angelica Maria gives us a worldly sensuality united with sweetly pious virtue and appealing simple beauty. This bust named Angelica Maria is a reproduction of the painting of Madonna by Fra Filippo Lippi. Made in Italy of bonded alabaster and mounted to a genuine alabaster base. Painted and sculpted by countless artists over the years, the sweetly pious Angelica Maria Sculptural Bust is inspired by a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi. History tells us he convinced a convent to allow him to paint a novice nun as the Holy Mother, then persuaded the maiden to run away with him to the shame of her family and her order. Amidst this dramatic tale of stolen love, the Virgin's beauty is epitomized from her demurely downcast eyes to the gown draped across her softly curved shoulders.