AndyToad

Reliquaries and Mother Goddess Figures

Posted in museum, Studio by andytoad on May 19, 2010

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I have reliquaries and “venus” figures on the brain…

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Studio shot of the paper mache reliquaries in process

Christopher working on the inside of “Flosshilde.”

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A few days ago I took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to do research.

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Outer Coffin of Kharushere

Virgin and Child Reliquary, French, 1170-1200

The Visitation, German, 1310-20

Bust of Saint Yrieix, French, 1220-40 (Made to house his skull)

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Voluptuous ladies from the past, your silhouettes still inspire.

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Venus of Lespugue (resides in France, at the Musée de l’Homme)

Venus of Willendorf (resides in Austria, at the Naturhistorisches Museum)

A Mother Goddess (resides in Turkey, at the Ankara Museum)


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  1. craig-hunter said, on May 20, 2010 at 1:02 am

    This is a good entry.
    I’m into the anal probe.


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