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Trio of reliquary busts (Virgin Companions of Saint Ursula) by ggnyc, via Flickr

Trio of reliquary busts (Virgin Companions of Saint Ursula) by ggnyc, via Flickr

This stunning antique piece is a portable altar /Oratório de Viagem which the traveler o would take with him and set up in his temporary accomodations in order to say his daily prayers. It thus functions as a temporary version of the typical household altar popular in Latin America. This particular traveling altar (ca. early 20th century) was collected in Pernambuco in Brazil's Northeast. It is both a superb piece of sacred and and of Brazilian folk art from this region.

This stunning antique piece is a portable altar /Oratório de Viagem which the traveler o would take with him and set up in his temporary accomodations in order to say his daily prayers. It thus functions as a temporary version of the typical household altar popular in Latin America. This particular traveling altar (ca. early 20th century) was collected in Pernambuco in Brazil's Northeast. It is both a superb piece of sacred and and of Brazilian folk art from this region.

Four hundred years after they were buried in heart-shaped lead urns, five embalmed human hearts have been discovered in a cemetery in northwestern France.

400-Year-Old Embalmed Hearts Found Under French Convent

Four hundred years after they were buried in heart-shaped lead urns, five embalmed human hearts have been discovered in a cemetery in northwestern France.

Group of 2 coloured wax reliefs, possibly by Giovanni Bernardino Azzolino, Italian, probably 1620s.

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Group of 2 coloured wax reliefs, possibly by Giovanni Bernardino Azzolino, Italian, probably 1620s.

female reliquary busts circa 1340/50, St. Ursula at left

female reliquary busts circa 1340/50, St. Ursula at left

reliquary bust of a saint, LA County Museum of art ㊙️More Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest ㊙️

reliquary bust of a saint, LA County Museum of art ㊙️More Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest ㊙️

White Horse Relics: March 2011

White Horse Relics: March 2011

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