Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rethinking Snow White

I have always been fascinated by the "glass coffin" style of reliquary,
especially the kind that shows the whole body of the saint.
(I expect that they are really wax effigies,
but who knows-- maybe they are the real deal.)
I wonder if the story of Snow White was inspired by these reliquary coffins.
Or vice versa?

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