Memento Mori Figure (16th Century)

The exact creation date of this figure is unknown, as is the maker.

“Look closely at this wooden corpse in a coffin and you will notice worms coming out of the body’s stomach. ‘Memento Mori’ statues were used to remind people of the transience of life and material luxury.” – Image Description.

Memento Mori Figure
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Image source 1. Image source 2. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images | Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0.

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