- Dated: mid-19th Century
- Culture: Italian
The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the tip and with three deep grooves. The tang is slightly thickened, and almost the entire surface is engraved with floral motifs. It features a brass hilt picturing a skeleton wearing a tunic, while the guard features is a snake in-the-round. Comes together with a velvet-covered wooden sheath with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved leaf patterns.
Sedlec Ossuary. Kutna Hora, Czech Republik
when there’s no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth
when there’s no more room in the ground the dead will be piled high. to solve the problem of over-crowded cemetaries, the dead were made into a church
this is what i was itching to see and the main reason i wanted to drive through the Czech Republik. the bone chalice, chandelier of skulls, and coat of arms are pretty damn impressive. there were 2 bone pyramids (made from 10.000 bones) where people would toss coins into.
the weird bone flowers to the side of the crucifix was my favourite
interesting but a bit crappy video on it here
Acherontas @ Prague Death Mass II
Making a Heaven in Hell: The Angel of the Odds’ Dark Romanticism
William Bouguereau, “Dante and Virgil” (1850), oil on canvas. (Courtesy Musée d’Orsay)
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