Thunor pit/heart of island mask
Thunor pit/heart of island mask

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submerging island mask
submerging island mask

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medieval map of the Isle of Thanet
medieval map of the Isle of Thanet

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Thunor pit/heart of island mask
Thunor pit/heart of island mask

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Tanatos masks

Masks in card/plaster and clay (porcelain, stoneware, and terracotta) inspired by medieval maps of Thanet, Thunor's Pit (a pit from the Deer Run legend), and the mythical properties of Thanet earth. Archbishop Isidore of Seville, writing in the seventh century, wrote that Thanet, "an island of the ocean separated from Britain by a narrow channel...(was) called Tanatos from the death of serpents; for while it has none of its own, soil taken from it to any place whatsoever kills snakes there."