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IMMORTAL    Photographer Toby De Silva | more    Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of 12 martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church oon the German/Czech border.

Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of 12 martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church oon the German/Czech border.

St. Alexander--'Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’

Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’ By Toby de Silva

Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs  By Paul Koudounaris 6

400 Year Old Jewel Encrusted Skeletons Unearthed Across Europe

Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs By Paul Koudounaris 6

St Faustus, Irsee, Germany

The ghastly glory of Europe's jewel-encrusted relics

Bejewelled relic of St Faustus, Irsee, Germany. Photo by Paul Koudounaris

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- Waldsassen, Germany, detail of St. The Basilika at Waldsassen holds the largest extent collection of presumed skeletons of martyrs from the Roman Catacombs still on display. There are ten ful -

Konrad II (Mondsee, Austria) | “A medieval abbot of the town’s monastery, he was so famed that when the fad for decorating skeletons became popularized, his bones were exhumed and decorated in the same style in order to give him prominence.”

19 Bejeweled Skeletons That'll Blow Your Mind

St. Máximus. Esqueletos desembalçamados dos santos com suas jóias. Tirados das catacumbas de Roma no século XVII, na fronteira entre Alemanha e a República Tcheca, as relíquias de santos martirizados foram vestidas com pedras e joias da época, antes de serem enterrados na Igreja São Pedro e São Paulo. By Toby De Silva.

Maximus - ‘Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’ - Immortal, Toby de Silva via

Skeletons Found in Roman Catacombs - Imgur

Skeletons Found in Roman Catacombs

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome. Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs By Paul Koudounaris

Fantastically bejeweled skeletons of Catholicism's forgotten martyrs - pictures by photojournalist Paul Koudounaris.   Fascinating article at Smithsonian(.)com ~ http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/10/meet-the-fantastically-bejeweled-skeletons-of-catholicisms-forgotten-martyrs/?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=20131001&utm_content=pastimperfectbejeweledskeletons  #myt

Meet the Fantastically Bejeweled Skeletons of Catholicism’s Forgotten Martyrs

Fantastically bejeweled skeletons of Catholicism's forgotten martyrs - pictures by photojournalist Paul Koudounaris. Fascinating article at Smithsonian(.

Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint : 17th CenturyVander Kelen-Mertens Museum : Leuven, Belgium

Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint, Century (Vander Kelen-Mertens Museum: Leuven, Belgium).

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Toby de Silva's Beautiful Photographs of the Skeletons of Martyred Saints - Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

St Severina, Roggenburg, Germany Picture: Paul Koudounaris

Bejewelled and decorated skeletons

The adorned remains of Saint Felix, once of the parish of Tafers, Switzerland now on exhibit at the Museum of Art and History in Fribourg, from "Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs" by Paul Koudounaris

The adorned remains of Saint Felix, once of the parish of Tafers, Switzerland now on exhibit at the Museum of Art and History in Fribourg, from "Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs" by Paul Koudounaris

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