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Madonna of the sacred bones by Laurie Lipton

The macabre art of Laurie Lipton. Pencil & charcoal.



madonna by pierre giles

Bone Chalice. Sedlec Ossuary, Kostnice Sedlec, or "Bone Church" in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic. Bone pyramids were stacked in the ossuary by (according to legend) a half-blind monk around 1511, when a mass grave was unearthed and the bones needed a new home. In 1870, František Rint was emplyed to put the bones in order, and so the ex-woodcarver did; among his works of bone art, he left behind his signature in, of course, bones.

Straight up Sexy Skull Photography: http://skullappreciationsociety.com/straight-up-sexy-skulls/ via @Skull_Society

Swan Bones Theatre. So lovely.

Seahorse bones

love the soft colors and time worn patina

skull carving

St Leonards Ossuary, Hythe ~ the vaulted passageway 'neath the sanctuary was used for centuries as a bone house, to inter bones which were discovered when fresh graves were built. These dated back to the later mediaeval period and numbered in their thousands!

Polish Black Madonna by Nigra suM, via Flickr

Forest Sleep

Madonna with lavender veil by Diana Mendoza at Sorelle Gallery

The Black Madonna of Rocamadour

by Fred Langford Edwards

Black Madonna Guadalupe de Caceres, Spain

Bones of a Red Runt pigeon from Charles Darwin's study

The miraculous Madonna of Tindari, Sicily.

A FINE AND RARE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS SHAMAN’S HEADDRESS • The hide head band formed from the nostrils and facial skin of a marine mammal, suspending long cylindrical bone pendants with incised dots and linear motifs, one in the form of a stylised animal, creamy patinas. Part of a lot auctioned of at Christies in 2001.