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Coffin shaped hole for pauper burials, Youghal town wall - An empty coffin was once stored here for paupers who could not afford a coffin burial. Their bodies were temporarily laid in the coffin before being carried to the grave and buried in a shroud. The coffin would then be returned to await the next pauper funeral.
♥"That many human gargoyles are nude or nearly nude is notable because the nude was rarely depicted in medieval art - only when required by a subject, such as Christ crucified." (..... mention of Adam & Eve .....) "...according to biblical tradition, nakedness is a symbol of shame and absence of virtue."