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Title
Silver-plated skeleton statuette
Left hand side - A641546
Left hand side - A641546, Silver plated statue in the form of a skeleton with a spade in one hand and torch in the
Work Type
Anatomy & Pathology
Date
1701-1900
Location
Europe
Material
copper, ? material
silver, ? material
Description
Silver plated statue in the form of a skeleton with a scythe in one hand and torch in the other, standing on a pedestal
This memento mori statue was used to remind people of the shortness of human life and the uselessness of material luxuries. It is in the shape of a human skeleton with a spade in one hand and a flaming torch in the other. It is shown with a similar statue (A641546)
This statue is in the form of a skeleton with a spade in one hand and torch in the other, standing on a pedestal. It is silver-plated.
This statue is in the form of a skeleton with a spade in one hand and torch in the other, standing on a pedestal. It is silver-plated.
Accession Number
Subject
statuette
ID Number
co77261
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
File Properties
File Name
large_a641528.jpg
SSID
26399097

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