According to my guidebook, Francoise Raspail was a much-imprisoned partisan of the 1830 and 1840 revolutions and that is why the tomb is in the form of a prison.
This bust freaked me out with the staring eyes. I took a photo because of the Egyptian motif (sun, vulture wings, cobras) and my husband surprised the heck out of me by knowing who this is. Joseph Fourier who somehow had something to do with Champollion and the decipherment of Egyptian heiroglyphs.
The Halloween link of the day is for Lori Rudolph, aka Retro-Rudolph's. She does very retro looking papier mache bobble heads and candy boxes. I adore the faces on her creations, in particular the devils and black cats. Take a look at the Sly Devil with Fez on this page- he's my favorite.
No wonder Sly Devil With Fez struck a chord. Take a look at another set of my shelves decorated for Halloween. That's a fez on the top shelf (no reason for it to be there, other than never finding a place to put it after we moved in), a devil here and there, and on the bottom shelf, last but not least, Devil Bob, my only creation in this picture.