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Famine Graveyard,County Sligo,Ireland The sculpture by Fred Conlon called Faoin Sceach(Under the Hawthorn).This tree stands as a symbol of dignity.It marks the graves of the unnamed dead who perished in the Great Famine of 1845-47.The Great Hunger was like a never-ending winter.The desolation brought hunger,disease and death.The lone tree was held in a position of high importance from early Celtic mythology. The boulder stones surrounding the base allude to ancient forms of burial.
Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death's Head, Northern France or Southern Netherlands, ca. 1500–1525, Ivory, with emerald pendant, silver-gilt mount