Monday, May 6, 2013

Macabre Capuchin Display

May 5, 2013
Rome, Italy

A  capuchin church in Rome maintains a crypt in which the skeletal remains of 4 thousand deceased monks are kept.  Skulls form an arch with a mummified monk standing guard

The bones in the crypt are nailed to the wall and arranged in patterns: cross, floral, arch, triangle and circle, as well as forming objects. A large clock is composed of vertebrae, foot bones and finger bones. The single hour hand represents the idea that time has no beginning or end.

1 comment:

  1. These bones should be crushed and used to make roadways in rural areas. The Capuchin monks should find more useful work than arranging skulls in designs.