Friday, October 28, 2011

Blood bread.

In the 2nd century a religion began called Montanism that was a sort of revolt against Christianity. In the 3rd and 4th centuries Christians believed that people in this sect were joined together by a Eucharist, where they shared a bread that had been baked with the blood of a small child, who usually died as a martyr/sacrifice. Its hard to know fact from fiction in this case, since most of the surviving writings on the religion are anti-Montanist writings. I bought some fake blood and baked me some bread today for my latest still life- "Montanist Eucharist". 

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