Amulet Neidfeige (Fica), protection against anything evil, 1500. Rock Crystal, Silver, gilded. Germany. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin Stefan Büchner
Hustensaft damals: Alkohol + Gras + Morphium
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Statue of Saint Bartholomew, who was skinned-alive by the Romans for not renouncing his christian-faith. In this statue, the sculptor depicts Bartholomew with muscles, bones, and veins for all to see. Draped around his shoulders and waist is his own skin.
I love how architectural jewelry combines hard & soft so well.