Toby de Silva - Immortal (2012)
Removed from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of 12 martyred saints were attired in the jeweled regalia of the previous period and reinterred in a remote church on the German/Czech border
BEST DRESSED DEAD GUYS EVER.
Death strangling a victim of the Black Death plague
From the codex called the Clementinum Collection of Tracts
by Thomas of Stitny ca. 1376
Triumph of the Guillotine in Hell Nicolas Antoine Taunay ca. 1755-1830
Ukranian Easter Eggs by Sophia Winsor, 1972
Die Landwirtschaftsausstellung “Grüne Woche” in Berlin wird von Hermann Göring eröffnet - 25. Januar 1936
Engraved and gold inlaid North American Special Smith and Wession .357 revolver.
Sold at Auction: $8,500
- Dated: late 19th century
- Culture: Tibetan
- Medium: iron, gold, silver, black lacquer
- Measurements: overall lenght 64.1 cm
The crescent-shaped axe head is decorated with bats amidst cloud scrolls framed by a geometric border and issuing from the jaws of a makara dragon. The shaft is decorated in silver, gilt and black lacquer with the bajixiang (the eight Buddhist emblems) reserved on a sectional wan ground between the faceted base and bats alternating with shou character roundels.
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A very lovely gold and silver decorated percussion pistol originating from Turkey, mid 19th century.
Estimated Value: €12,500
These are seasonal events of masquerade with eugenic and salutary meaning i.e. dramatic performances that agrarian and pastoral communities developed, believing that they will protect their herds and crops, especially during the critical seasonal change. (x)