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A coat of arms depicting an altar, a coffin and skull and crossbones, is flanked by two figures of death; above, a skull crowned with an hourglass. Woodcut by C. van Sichem.

  • Sichem, Christoffel van, approximately 1546-1624.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 9 x 7.1 cm

Lettering

Memorare novissima tua. Sic transit gloria mundi. CVS

Creator/production credits

The monogram CVS was used by Christoffel van Sichem I (1546-1624) who worked in the Low Countries and in Basel, and by Christoffel van Sichem II (1581-1658), who lived in Basel and Amsterdam--Nagler, loc. cit.

References note

G.K. Nagler, Die Monogrammisten, München: G. Hirth, 1860, vol. II, no. 803, pp. 309-311

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33856i

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