Thursday, December 22, 2011

Creepy Christmas

Well it is not really all about Christmas.
First though is the need to just post this picture that Ang over at Dorthea's Closet found.

Really, do I need to say anything?

Then there is this gloriously creepy, but beautiful rosary from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. via ArtFire.

Each bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay.

I think there should be a swell in reproductions of items like this.