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Carmen: The tragic heroine of Georges Bizet’s famous opera. A beautiful, tempestuous gypsy who predicted her own death through card readings; her flirtatious and devious nature led to her eventual downfall at the hands of her scorned lover.
Carpe Noctem: (Latin); ‘Seize the Night’.
Cartouche: An oval shaped frame containing Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Catafalque: Originating from the Italian catafalco, or ‘scaffolding’. A raised platform, used to support the newly-filled coffins or caskets of the recently deceased during their funereal ceremonies.
A group of western European peoples emerging about 500 BC, probably from the Rhine region of Europe, and including the pre-Roman inhabitants of Britain and Gaul and their descendants, esp. in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, Brittany, and the...
AAG27 Chalice of the Last Judgement This truly magnificent craftsmen made pewter chalice weighs a full 2 ½lb (110g) and stands an imposing 9 ½" (246mm) high. Its implicit theme is in commemoration of the Archangel Michael's victory over Satan on...
Chaostar: Also known as the Chaos Wheel or the Symbol of Eight; each of the eight arrowheads is representative of infinite energy and possibility, with the uppermost point specifically illustrating the fixed path of Law. First created by science...
Chi-rho: (Greek); An acronym, also a monogram of chi (K) and rho (R) as the first two letters of Khristos (Christ), widely used in Christian symbolism and iconography in ancient times.
Churriguera: An influential family of Spanish architects and sculptors from early 17th and late 18th century Madrid and Salamanca, noted for their uniquely elaborate and flamboyant style of Baroque sculpture and architecture. Their most notable work...
Claddagh: Originating in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, near Galway, the giving of the Claddagh ring is a long-held custom first brought about in the 17th century. Usually featuring two hands (denoting friendship) clasping a heart (love) and...

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