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Santa Maria
Santa Maria
Santa Maria
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Santa Maria

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Handcrafted Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Toe Bones, Capped Foot Bone and Carved Deer Antler Skull Drop Earrings.

Named after the famous Santa Maria della Concezione ossuary in Italy.

"Santa Maria della Concezione is a wonderful example of the fact that not everyone sees death as something to be feared. The church features the remains of more than 4,000 Capuchin friars arranged in artistic displays. Some bodies are complete and dressed in Capuchin robes, but most have been disassembled and are displayed individually as bones in artful designs. A plaque in the chapel tells visitors in three languages “What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be.” It is a reminder that life is fleeting and that any one of us could be gone tomorrow. Rather than being gruesome or horrific, the reminder is gentle and positive, reminding us to take care of our affairs today and be right with the higher power at all times."

Overall length 13cm
Handcrafted Shepherds Hook

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Please Note: Corvus Designs does NOT condone the harming of any animal. No animal is ever harmed for the making of our jewellery. Corvus Designs ethically sources any animal pieces our selves and when purchasing from suppliers It is Corvus Designs understanding that all bones used are ethically sourced.