Sunday, March 2, 2014

They Have Been Collecting Tears

Victorian Lachrymatory W/original Stopper 
 Tear Catcher Bottle Lacrymosa Mourning
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Lachrymatory, was found in Roman and late Greek tombs, and supposed to have been bottled into which mourners dropped their tears and during the Victorian era the tradition resurfaced as a popular icon of grief and grieving using a special stopper the teas were collected into a lachrymatory. When the tears had finally evaporated, the mourning period would be complete.

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