Copper, brass, steel, sterling, gold and silver leaf, graphite, turquoise, Human hair and teeth, turtle bones
6" x 10" x 1"
While touring cathedrals in Europe, I noticed that one of their many functions was to house the remains of the most important and honored members of the church. A name and legend accompanied each gravesite or reliquary. Most of the church members, however, left no stories or even names behind. This piece is a reliquary in memory of the anonymous