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The difficulties of researching Catholic artifacts
Saint Vittoria, or Victoria, on view in the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, directly across from that Bernini's masterwork The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa. She is a waxwork supposedly covering the actual skeleton.
Morbid Anatomy: Saint Victoria and Saint Wittoria in Rome
Morbid Anatomy: Saint Rosalia, Patron Saint of Palermo, Goth Women?
Reliquary Bust of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Basswood with polychromy
Upper Rhenish, Alsatian (Strasbourg), about 1465
From the Benedictine Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Wissembourg, near Strasbourg
Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Wichita, Kansas
"Surgery," Stoneware, Mixed Media, 2011. From the series Worryldoll by Renée Laferriere Cinderhouse.
The Embalming Jars of Frederik Ruysch From Thesaurus animalium primus 1710
Morbid Anatomy: From the Sacred Heart to the Profane: "Collector of Hearts," Morbid Anatomy Guest Post on The Newly Launched Wellcome Library Website
Lovely Anatomical Flap Book GIF Animations, created from 1901 Anatomical Textbook. Via Morbid Anatomy.
Saint Filomena Santo Domingo Church Oaxaca Mexico
Morbid Anatomy: Macabre New York! Christian Death Rituals! Haunted Hotels! Medieval Automata! Morbid Anatomy Presents this Week and Beyond in New York City!