In search of utter madness
In search of utter madness

art-of-swords:

Ceremonial Dagger

  • 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.

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aussiegrunt:

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

superpunch2:

Black Ghost sculpture in Klaipeda, Lithuania by S. Plotnikovas and S. Jurkus.

lunasabatica:

Adrianos Sotiris: Κλεψύδρα (Time), 2010.

lunasabatica:

Adrianos Sotiris: Κλεψύδρα (Time), 2010.

life

chalice-of-perdition:

Acherontas @ Prague Death Mass II

chalice-of-perdition:

Acherontas @ Prague Death Mass II

hyperallergic:

Making a Heaven in Hell: The Angel of the Odds’ Dark RomanticismWilliam Bouguereau, “Dante and Virgil” (1850), oil on canvas. (Courtesy Musée d’Orsay)
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hyperallergic:

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)

PARIS — With…

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