A miser is a person who is not only cheap but greedy. They tend to hoard money and possessions. This image depicts Death coming for a miser. The miser tries to buy Death off. However, The Grim Reaper doesn’t take bribes.
The color scheme of this piece only emphasizes the involved flames. It depicts a story in chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel. Three Hebrew men are thrown into a fiery furnace. However, they not only walk out unscathed – they are accompanied by Jesus! Read more about this on Wikipedia.
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.
“Moral work that shows the triumph of Death overly worldly things, symbolized through a great army of skeletons sweeping the Earth. In the background a barren landscape appears where scenes of destruction still unfold…” – Image Description.
Men try to subdue a Elephant, leading to many injured humans. The poor animal already seems to have a whole fucking house on its back. The fierceness of the Elephant and the various details, makes this piece entertaining. Go Mr. Trunks(name I have given to the Elephant)!