Blessed soul is a marble bust, created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Sculpted around 1619, the work was commissioned by Cardinal Montoya, who also commissioned his sister “Damned Soul”.
The work which, together with the damned soul, is located in the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, is not considered one of the artist’s most prestigious marbles, even if it has been the subject of innumerable studies which have revealed that this bust could represent a nymph and not the personification of Christian bliss.