Monday, October 31, 2011

Transi de Rene de Chalon

Something suitably scarey for Halloween.
Transi de Rene de Chalon, cenotaph, reliquary, memorial sculpture by Ligier Richier, 1547. The stone heart, which the death figure of Rene raises in a grand gesture, once contained the actual heart of Rene, at the widow's request.
Happy Halloween!


  1. For people who like the macabre the transis of the Nedieval era are on the spot.