Friday, February 26, 2010

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth...

(Above) Chalkware diorama. Click image for larger view.

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HERE’S A SPECTACULAR, RELIGIOUS 19th CENTURY CHALKWARE DIORAMA, that was discovered in a Catholic church in Philadelphia. The pictures describe it all, except for the size: this thing is 4 feet 8 inches long, 28 inches tall, and 7.5 inches deep and is heavy. You can see it has wonderful detail and dimension. What you can’t see is that it has an iron frame.

Location is in the Urban Country store of 1stdibs.

3 comments:

Maureen said...

Tres Catholique!

The pale observer said...

Never heard of the word Diorama before - except I came across it TWICE today! Once on a crazy Dad blog called Mental Poo - and now here... What could it mean?

As usual, interesting stuff you have here...

Marta said...

This is stunning...i wished I'd seen these when I did my post on Santos and Creches.
Beautiful John, thanks for sharing
Hugs
Marta

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