Friday, July 8, 2011

Tomb Snagger

This is one of my favorite pieces from the Arsenic Asylum Collection, I really like the classic skull/grim reaper feel the piece, especially the non-symmetrical eye sockets. Simple but creepy all at once.

Inmate #135 was confined to Arsenic Asylum in 1918. The Tomb Snagger was another successful documented case of reanimating the dead. Number 135 was brought back to life eight months after being declared legally dead.

Arsenic Asylum Characters are made from papier mache and miscellaneous recycled materials. Each character is unique and created by hand. 

The Tomb Snagger was designed to be used as a hanging decoration and measures roughly 24 inches from the top of the head to the bottom of the cape.

The cape is made from recycled fabric which has been distressed, dyed, painted and layered with painted cheesecloth.

A wire loop is embedded in the top of the skull to allow #135 to be suspended from a hook or cord.

Arsenic Asylum Characters are designed for interior use only and should be kept in a dry environment. The Tomb Snagger weights approximately two pounds.

Visit for the dark and horrifying history of Arsenic Asylum.

Available at the STOLLOWEEN Shop on Etsy.

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