The lady is veiled, pure and dead
From a piece of Italian mountain,
Dead as the marble of her maker
Who lost marbles to proud death.
The museum man of last century
Went cold as keeper of old things .
All old things go cold in a marble,
Making death rather extra proud.
(Veiled Rebecca is a beautiful marble statue ,made by an Italian sculptor Benzoni, based upon her Old Testament character . The statue is found in the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad )