Kobayashi Eitaku, Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870

Kobayashi Eitaku, Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870

Funeral Friday!!!!! Here is a little insight into the world of funeral viewings from a funeral director intern follower of mine!! She was nice enough to share this amazing photo and some info with us. The top photo shows an elderly woman at death, or how she would look when I would be working on her. Notice this skin has a grayish, dusky hue and the vessels are very prominent. The middle photo shows the body after it has been embalmed. Embalming is the processes of flushing the body with a…

Funeral Friday!!!!! Here is a little insight into the world of funeral viewings from a funeral director intern follower of mine!! She was nice enough to share this amazing photo and some info with us. The top photo shows an elderly woman at death, or how she would look when I would be working on her. Notice this skin has a grayish, dusky hue and the vessels are very prominent. The middle photo shows the body after it has been embalmed. Embalming is the processes of flushing the body with a…

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Ink skeleton, felted muscles, and stitched vessels on handmade paper
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Kobayashi Eitaku, Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870

Kobayashi Eitaku, Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870

forensicpink:  A time-lapse study of natural human decomposition. (@ the Body Farm)

forensicpink: A time-lapse study of natural human decomposition. (@ the Body Farm)

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Hanging Figure, 1979   Credit: Steve Dilworth  This suspended figure shows parts of the body reassembled and held together with sea grass. It mimics decomposition and reminds us of our physical existence. The figure is made from a human skeleton, and preserved parts from a calf.

Hanging Figure, 1979 Credit: Steve Dilworth This suspended figure shows parts of the body reassembled and held together with sea grass. It mimics decomposition and reminds us of our physical existence. The figure is made from a human skeleton, and preserved parts from a calf.

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