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Mirror with a support in the form of a nude girl, second half of 6th century b.c. Laconian; Said to be from southern Italy Bronze

Reliquary of Mary Magdalene [Made in Tuscany, Italy] (17.190.504) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

"Anatomical Venus," 1782.

Helmet ca. 1550 via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Roma (Capitoline Museums, Empereror Constantine the Great)

Young Flavian Woman (back of bust) c. 90 CE. currently located at Museo Capitolino, Rome, Italy

Morbid Anatomy: "Ecstatic Raptures and Immaculate Corpses: Visions of Death Made Beautiful in Italy"