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An art historian has documented a fine Gothic practice: using jewels to ornament the dead. Specifically, to cover holy persons' skeletons with jewels.
Note the way jewels replace eyes.
Readers attuned to the Gothic tradition will note the British (Protestant) tendency to find Catholic Europe both horrifying and fascinating.
Koudounaris' book looks like fine Infocult fodder.
September 08, 2013 at 07:01 in Gothic as everyday life | Permalink
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