June 10, 2020 3:14 pm

This morbid statue of the decomposing form of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange, once held his actual dried heart in its hand. Rather than favor an idealistic portrayal of the prince, the artist, Ligier Richier, highlights the realities of decay and death. The Transi de René de Chalon is located in the Saint-Étienne church in Bar-le-Duc, France.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella