Alabaster effigy of Sir John de Hanbury † 1303, St. Werburgh, Hanbury, Staffordshire.

Alabaster effigy of Sir John de Hanbury † 1303, St. Werburgh, Hanbury, Staffordshire.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

The Jealous Curator | curated contemporary art | crystal morey

The Jealous Curator | curated contemporary art | crystal morey

Queen Anne Neville died at Westminster on 16th March 1485 at the age of around 28, probably of tuberculosis. An eclipse on the day she died ...

Queen Anne Neville died at Westminster on 16th March 1485 at the age of around 28, probably of tuberculosis. An eclipse on the day she died ...

FRANCE.  The sculpted tomb of King Henri II and his wife, Catherine de' Medici, at the basilica of Saint Denis in Paris, 1563 CE.  //  Such a beautiful, bizarre and striking effigy.

FRANCE. The sculpted tomb of King Henri II and his wife, Catherine de' Medici, at the basilica of Saint Denis in Paris, 1563 CE. // Such a beautiful, bizarre and striking effigy.

Emma Parker - Transitional Objects. "These pieces have been made from found and abandoned objects which have been wrapped tightly in a wool yarn. The cocoon like form protects and holds the objects, but it also restricts and does not allow escape."

Emma Parker - Transitional Objects. "These pieces have been made from found and abandoned objects which have been wrapped tightly in a wool yarn. The cocoon like form protects and holds the objects, but it also restricts and does not allow escape."

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