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KOSTNICE V SEDLCI
The Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice v Sedlci) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints (Hřbitovní kostel Všech Svatých) in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have in many cases been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel. Four enormous bell-shaped mounds occupy the corners of the chapel. An enormous chandelier of bones, which contains at least one of every bone in the human body, hangs from the center of the nave with garlands of skulls draping the vault. Other works include piers and monstrances flanking the altar, a large Schwarzenberg coat of arms, and the signature of Rint, also executed in bone, on the wall near the entrance. (read more)
deathandmysticism:

Medical student J. J. Clarke, National Library of Ireland, ca. 1897-1904

deathandmysticism:

Medical student J. J. Clarke, National Library of Ireland, ca. 1897-1904

2headedsnake:

Francesco Balsamo

‘One holder per Suren’, 2006, ink and pencil on paper

‘Commediola in un interno’, 2005, ink and pencil on paper

‘Recital ll’, 2007, ink and pencil on paper

‘For a poem not written’, 2006, ink and pencil on paper

‘Immacolata’, 2005, ink and pencil on paper