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We scour the globe for the edgiest designers and artists for sterling silver jewelry - biker jewelry, gothic, baroque, skull rings, metal & leather works. The realist jewelry is often highly intricate; custom; handcrafted; imaginative; and beautifully created pieces of wearable art made in sterling silver and other precious metals. Established in 2008, Los Angeles. Instagram @excessive21.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sedlec Ossuary - Skull n Bones

The art and motifs expressed in biker jewelry can found in churches, cemeteries and cathedrals located all over the world. This form of artistic expression (what Mr SNR calls Skull Hill Artistry) comes from various time periods in history. Skillful artisans and architects made large, elegant sculptures, beautiful stained glass panels for illustrating stories in the Bible, as well as architectural designs, such as well known gothic, dedicated to the One GOD Almighty and to inspire people worldwide.

Today, we will show you a glimpse inside a famous place of skull and bones. The Sedlec Ossuary is a small chapel located beneath Cemetary Church in Sedlec, Czech Republic. The ossuary incorporates the skeletons of 40,000 to 70,000 people in its decor and furnishings. Thousands of people who died during the Black Death and Hussite Wars were buried in its cemetery. After 1511, orders were given to a half blind monk to dig up the old graves to make room for new ones. A few hundred years later, a woodcarver by the name of Frantiลกek Rint was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to put the bone heaps into order.

Interesting notes: Supposedly, In 1278, Henry (the abbot of a monastery in Sedlec) brought with him a small amount of earth he had removed from GOLGOTHA and sprinkled it over the cemetery. Some of the skull photos used in other BJL posts are also taken from churches.

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