luxe et vanités: Toby de Silva's immortals

Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.’ By Toby de Silva

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.

Removed from the catacombs of Rome in the 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.

Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17 th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints where then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.

Jewelled Skeletons: ‘Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.

St Deodatus by Tony de Silva

“Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.” - Immortal, Toby de Silva (via Retronaut)

Momentito Barroco

St Valantinus Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of 12 martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the Czech/German border series by toby de silva

Detail of the hand of St. Valentin in Bad Schussenreid, Germany, one of a number of Katakombenheiligen (Roman catacombs saints) named for the popular Italian saint. (copyright Paul Koudounaris)

The Most Beautiful Dead: Photographs of Europe's Jeweled Skeletons

Detail of the hand of St. Valentin in Bad Schussenreid, Germany, one of a number of Katakombenheiligen (Roman catacombs saints) named for the popular Italian saint.

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Paul Koudounaris' book 'Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs' looks at the gripping origins and history of ‘The Catacomb Saints’

Paul Koudounaris' book 'Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs' looks at the gripping origins and history of ‘The Catacomb Saints’

hornedhuman This is NOT the horned human skull that was found, however this is one of several examples of horned humans.

Several human skulls with horns protruding from them were discovered in a burial mound at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the With the exception of the bony projections located about two inches above the eyebrows, the men whom.

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"Reliquary with the remains of St." Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Gutenzell, Germany. Photo by Folco Quilici in FMR magazine,

King Skull http://skullappreciationsociety.com/king-skull/ via @Skull_Society

Jewelled Skeletons, - ‘Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.

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