Victorian 1874 Bird Sarcophagus. Brass and marble mausoleum with date etched on one end and cross and anchor on the other end. There is a blue bird inside with a hand-written note which reads, “Our pet wech died Monday 19 1874 at 7:55 o’clock.

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Victorian 1874 Bird Sarcophagus. Brass and marble mausoleum with date etched on one end and cross and anchor on the other end. There is a blue bird inside with a hand-written note which reads, “Our pet wech died Monday 19 1874 at 7:55 o’clock.

(Source: catafalques)

cat·a·falque noun \ˈka-tə-ˌfȯ(l)k, -ˌfalk\ 1: an ornamental structure sometimes used in funerals for the lying in state of the body 2: a pall-covered coffin-shaped structure used at requiem masses celebrated after burial