Hand painted cross / tombstone - satirical epitaph to a drunker

This is a hand painted miniature tombstone with a naive hand painting and a hand carved epitaph. It is hand made by the same artist who made the tombsone crosses nowdays in Merry Cemetery from Sapanta / Maramures.

The inscription on his tombstone cross says:

" Tuica si tigarile mi - au terminat zilele ". Translated " The vodka and the cigarettes shortened my life "

The miniature is 28 cm tall, 11 inches tall. It has 10 cm width at the base (4 inches).



The Merry Cemetery from Sapanta / Romania is unique in the world.



"This paradoxical name is due to the vivid colours of the crosses and the amusing or satirical epitaphs carved on them. It is said that this joyful attitude towards death is a legacy of the Dacians who believed in the immortality of the soul and that death was only a passage to a better life. They did not see death as a tragic end, but as a chance to meet with the supreme god, Zalmoxis. "





More resources on wikipedia here: http: //en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Merry_Cemetery

The last 2 photos are reference photos from Merry Cemetery.

The shipping cost remain unchanged if you will buy up to 3 crosses (up to 1 kilo or 2. 2 pound).


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