Silver-plated skeleton, Europe, 1701-1900
- Science Museum, London
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This memento mori statue was used to remind people of the shortness of human life and the uselessness of material luxuries. It is in the shape of a human skeleton with a spade in one hand and a flaming torch in the other. It is shown with a similar statue (A641546) maker: Unknown maker Place made: Europe