"Catacomb" Saint Domitia

This is the shrine of St. Domitia in a side altar in the St Verena Church in Rot a der Rot, Germany. From Roman catacombs, the former Norbertine monastery church obtained four skeletons of people believed to have been martyred. Aurelius Renatus and Domitia were the only couple among them who were recognized as husband and wife. The inscription 'S. Domitia Aurelii Conjux M.' on the latter's headstone served as the basis for the identification. The inscription is painted at the top of the gravestone, which is located beneath the shrine. The creation of wax faces over the skulls was done in the early 20th century, a technique used to better conceal the skeleton. If you look closely, you can see the rib cage.