Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bird Sarcophagus


I saw a photo of this Victorian bird sarcophagus over on the Facebook group Art of Mourning and learned that it recently sold at auction. What a beautiful memorial piece! The tiny sarcophagus is made of marble and brass. There is a carefully bundled bluebird inside with a note that reads, "Our pet wech died Monday 19 1874 at 7:55 o'clock."

Photo courtesy of Live Auctioneers

5 comments:

ohdearwatson said...

Pretty - I have never seen anything like it.

GirlRural.com said...

Wow, that is one beloved bird! Beautiful box.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness. That's lovely.

Wild Tea Party said...

Lovely and creepy in one?

Anonymous said...

Apparently The Thanatos Archive won it at auction. See: http://on.fb.me/uoqGSr

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