Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Decorative Tomb Skulls of Tuscany : Pisa's Camposanto Monumentale

Above are a few decorative tomb skulls--and a corpse-themed tomb sculpture--that Evan and I encountered yesterday at Pisa's Camposanto Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery). Sadly, Buonamico Buffalmacco's magnificent fresco "The Three Dead and the Three Living and The Triumph of Death" (1338-39)--also housed by the Camposanto--was much damaged by allied bombing in 1944, though what remains is wonderfully evocative; you can see what remains and learn more about it by clicking here.


Dianne said...

These are so incredible, thanks so much for sharing.

Sea Witch said...

Adore this post. The skull is such an emotional element.