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Dante Gabriel Rossetti. La Bella Mano. 1875. Oil on canvas. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, USA. More.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti. La Bella Mano.
La Bella Mano, The Beautiful Hand,
In royal wise ring-girt and bracelet-spann’d
A flower of Venus’ own virginity,
Go shine among thy sisterly sweet band;
In maiden-minded converse delicately
Evermore white and soft; until thou be,
O hand! heart-handsel’d in a lover’s hand.
        (From ‘La Bella Mano’, Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

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