... the Alabaster Boy

Cappi ... the Alabaster BoyCould this exquisite work of art ... an alabaster bust of a young Italian boy ... be a portrait of a young Italian child who really existed? Looking at this statue of alabaster, it's difficult not to imagine that a real flesh and blood boy sat for an artist while having his image carved out of what was essentially a rock.

Could he have been a real person? It's entirely possible ... and if he was, he would have had a mother and father ... and probably a very large family ... a family with secrets and some very dark moments. As with most families, his could have had its share of mysteries and unanswered questions.

This story is an attempt at bringing him to life ... a life unfolding in the loveliness and beauty that is Italy.