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Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
Author: Paul Koudounaris
An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletonsDeath has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls?this i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780500251959
ISBN-10: 0500251959
Publication Date: 11/4/2013
Pages: 192
Edition: 1
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Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Book Type: Hardcover
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