Heavenly Bodies: Catacomb Saints Photographed by Paul Koudounaris  @FGIDEAS

In 1578 word spread of the discovery in Rome of a network of underground tombs containing the remains of thousands of early Christian martyrs. Many skeletons of these supposed saints were soon removed from their resting place and sent to Catholic churches in Europe to replace holy relics that were destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. Once in place the skeletons were then carefully reassembled and enshrined in costumes, wigs, jewels, crowns, gold lace, and armor as a physical reminder of the heavenly treasures that awaited in the afterlife. The photos have been collected into a book titled Heavenly Bodies released by Thames & Hudson.


Posted: August 13, 2018  |  8130 Views
Category: Fashion, Fucking Good Ideas, Photography · Tagged with: , ,

Most popular

6 Million Matches and 16 Years of Life

September 23, 2018  |  8479 Views

The Dalliance House In Kifisia, Greece

September 20, 2018  |  7546 Views

The Tricycle House

September 21, 2018  |  6267 Views

Recommended

Street Style & Bikes #1

September 5, 2018  |  6302 Views

1954 Mercury XM 800 Concept Car

February 6, 2018  |  5307 Views

Ubiquitous Office space, UK

March 18, 2018  |  8066 Views