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Apr 28

theossuary:

Reliquary from Spain, 1624. From the V&A Museum:

This reliquary once held a fragment of St Scholastica’s right arm, visible through the crystal window. A Latin inscription asks the saint to pray for us. Another inscription, as well as the dove perched on her fingers, alludes to Scholastica’s death. The holy legend states that her brother St Benedict saw her soul ascending to heaven in the form of a dove.

theossuary:

Reliquary from Spain, 1624. From the V&A Museum:

This reliquary once held a fragment of St Scholastica’s right arm, visible through the crystal window. A Latin inscription asks the saint to pray for us. Another inscription, as well as the dove perched on her fingers, alludes to Scholastica’s death. The holy legend states that her brother St Benedict saw her soul ascending to heaven in the form of a dove.

funeral-wreaths:

Golden funeral wreath from Italy, 4th century BC.
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funeral-wreaths:

Golden funeral wreath from Italy, 4th century BC.

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(via theossuary)