Memento Mori – Unknown [German]

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Memento Mori – Unknown [German]
Early 17th century / Fruitwood

Memento Mori  - Artist Unknown

Memento Mori – Artist Unknown

 

Memento Mori  - Artist Unknown

Memento Mori – Artist Unknown

 


Memento Mori means “remember that you must die”. While the figure of Death is often seen with a scythe, this German example shows Death with a bow and arrow, ready to hunt down his target. What at first glance appears to be clothing is found to be ragged remains of flesh, slowly rotting away from the skeleton.

 

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