Panoramic view of the northern part of the crypt interior beneath the church of the Nativity of Our Lord, Loreto, Prague, Czech Republic.
Photo by P. Zuchnický.
German rosary, ivory and silver with partially gilded mounts, ca.1500–1525
Anatomy lesson of Dr Frederik Ruysch | Jan van Neck
Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Willem van der Meer in Delft | Pieter van Mierevelt
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp | Rembrandt
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Frederik Ruysch | Adriaen Backer
The Osteology Lesson of Dr. Sebastiaen Egbertsz | Nicolaes Eliaszoon Pickenoy
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Willem Röell | Cornelis Troost
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Jan Deyman | Rembrandt
Agnew Clinic | Thomas Eakins
Heart’s Anatomy | Enrique Simonet
Der Anatom (The Anatomist) | Gabriel von Max
1-7. The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo
8. The Mummies of Guanajuato Mexico
9. Dublin, Ireland historic photo of mummies in St. Michan’s crypt
Photo is from the first half of the twentieth century and was used for a tourist postcard.
10. The collection of church mummies near Bordeaux was famous in the nineteenth century.
St Theodosi Miles
A relic from the Holy Catacombs of Pancratius. Image taken at an exhibition at the Historical Museum St. Gallen in Wil, Switzerland: Prince Abbey of St. Gall - Decline and Heritage Exhibition to commemorate the destruction of Prince Abbey of St. Gall 200 years ago.
“And no one can love these dry shells,
That once held a glorious kernel.
But for me, initiated ,there was written
A holy secret not revealed to all,
As in the middle of this taught display I see
The preservation of an inestimably glorious image,
So that in the cramped and mouldy chamber
I feel liberated and refreshed,
As if the source of life springs from death.”
Goethe upon seeing an ossuary in 1826