Marcus Regulus (1560) By Guilio Romano

Marcus Atilius Regulus being placed in a barrel lined with iron spikes. Soldiers are fitting more nails on the barrel and closing the lid. Marcus was a Roman statesman and general, around 250 BC.

He did not fulfill his promises to the people.

Marcus Regulus (1560) By Guilio Romano

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Ornamental Skull (16th Century) By Hans Wecht

This is a decorative skull with a lovely frame. At the bottom of the image is the text “Mundanae foelicitatis glia”, which is Latin. It translates as “Worldly happiness glia”.

Ornamental Skull (16th Century) By Hans Wecht

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Traveling Salesman (16th Century) By Giulio Romano

This man is draped with live snakes, a gimmick for selling his wares. No doubt he has some kind of snake oil cure in his inventory. Pun intended. The audience is buying.

Traveling Salesman (16th Century) By Giulio Romano

Credit: The Wellcome Collection by the Wellcome Library, London. Copyrighted under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

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