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Skulls & Skeletons

Collection of Skulls, bones and skeletons.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1800
A Skeleton by Alexander Mair 1605
Collection of Skulls, bones and skeletons.
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Bucrania skulls with antlers
A skull
A skull
Skulls and bones
A skull
Mary Magdalene from BL Eg 2125, f. 215v

Mary Magdalene from BL Eg 2125, f. 215v

Miniature of Mary Magdalene in the wilderness, with a skull. Image taken from f. 215v of Prayer book of Joanna of Ghistelles (Office of the Dead, Use of Messines). Written in Latin, Netherlandish (f. 143-145 an... More

Skulls and mourners
A skull
Cow skull and duck from BL Royal 12 C III, f. 7v

Cow skull and duck from BL Royal 12 C III, f. 7v

Marginal paintings of a cow skull with two upside-down hammers tied to its ears (for 'Patientia') and a duck (for 'Custodia'). Image taken from f. 7v of Hieroglyphica and Emblematic Inscriptions. Written in Latin.

Chinese One of Four Skulls
Man seen from the Back, holding a Skull in his right Hand

Man seen from the Back, holding a Skull in his right Hand

Giulio Bonasone was an Italian painter and engraver born in Bologna. He possibly studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini, and painted a Purgatory for the church of San Stefano, but all his paintings have been ... More

Chinese One of Four Skulls
Chinese One of Four Skulls
Decorative border panel with flaming candelabra ornamented with foliate designs, swags, and a cow's skull, from Life of the Virgin and Christ
Barthel Beham - Child with Three Skulls (reverse copy)

Barthel Beham - Child with Three Skulls (reverse copy)

Barthel Beham (German, Nuremberg ca. 1502–1540 Italy)

The Virgin and Child with the Skull (copy)
Chinese Skull, 15th century
Chinese Skull, 15th century
An Angel Trampling a Skeleton, from Grotisch fur alle Kunstler
Chinese One of Four Skulls
Head of a Bearded Man in Profile to Left, possibly the Portrait of the Poet Giorgio Anselmi (ca. 1459-1528), with Faint Sketch of a Skull-like Head
Albrecht Durer - Coat of Arms with a Skull

Albrecht Durer - Coat of Arms with a Skull

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

A group of emaciated men and women gathered around a skeleton laid on the ground and a figure of Death as a winged skeleton standing above it holding an open book
A group of emaciated men and women gathered around a skeleton laid on the ground and a figure of Death as a winged skeleton standing above it holding an open book
Lucas van Leyden - Young Man with a Skull

Lucas van Leyden - Young Man with a Skull

Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, Leiden ca. 1494–1533 Leiden)

Fury personified as an old man riding a monster, holding a skull in his left hand
St Jerome kneeling before a crucifix, a skull in his left hand, a lion laying at the left

St Jerome kneeling before a crucifix, a skull in his left hand, a lion...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Skulls and bones - miniature, medieval manuscript
Battista Franco - Skull in Profile

Battista Franco - Skull in Profile

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice) (?)

A skull
A skull
A skull
A skull
A skull
A skull
A skull
A skull
Barthel Beham - Dead Child with Four Skulls

Barthel Beham - Dead Child with Four Skulls

Barthel Beham (German, Nuremberg ca. 1502–1540 Italy)

A skull
A skull
Battista Franco - St. Jerome Meditating on a Skull

Battista Franco - St. Jerome Meditating on a Skull

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

Saint Jerome kneeling before a crucifix, with a skull and lion
The Vision of Ezekiel; a group of corpses and skeletons emerging out of tombs, above them five winged putti holding a banderole
Sleeping Child with Four Skulls (reverse copy)

Sleeping Child with Four Skulls (reverse copy)

Lucas Kilian (German, Augsburg 1579–1637 Augsburg)

Two Genii with a Skull and Grasshoppers
Skull, 16th century
A skeleton holding a bone and leaping over a pile of skulls while people flee, from a broadside entitled 'Las bravisimas calaveras Guatemaltecas'
Design for a Frieze: Garland and Animal Skull
Saint Jerome seated on rocks and reading a book, a cross and a skull at left, after Reni (?)
Hanger met cachet met de Dood
Anatomisch theater van de Universiteit Leiden
Anatomisch theater van de Universiteit Leiden
Mannelijk skelet, van voren gezien
Netsuke of Skeleton with a Beating a Drum
Skeleton Astride a Skull
St. Jerome seated on the ground and reading an inscribed scroll, a skull next to his right leg and a lion beyond
Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill
Plate 2: three fragments of friezes; on top, a grotesque head of a man, a skull of a ram at bottom left and a chimera at bottom right, from 'Friezes, foliage, and grotesques' (Frises, feuillages et grotesques)
Plate 5: two friezes; at top, a grotesque head of an old man to left, a lion head to right, at bottom, a ram skull to left, a grotesque head of a man to right, from 'Friezes, foliage, and grotesques' (Frises, feuillages et grotesques)
A cartouche with a censer, a skull and crossbones and a grotesque face at top, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)
A cartouche with an eagle and a snake, a skull and crossbones at top, wings to either side, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)
A cartouche with a tree blowing in the wind, a skull with drapery at top, bones to either side, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)

A cartouche with a tree blowing in the wind, a skull with drapery at t...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A cartouche with a violin coming out of its case, a skull with a helmet with feathers at top, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)

A cartouche with a violin coming out of its case, a skull with a helme...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Penitent Magdalen kneeling on a rocky ground before a skull and bones, an ointment jar lies in the left foreground, rays of light and winged putti descend from above
A cartouche with a wreath of laurel and palms, a skull and crossbones at top, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)
Plate 6: a cartouche with a ram skull at top center, grapes and other fruits to either side, from 'Twelve cartouches' (Recueil de douze cartouches)
A cartouche with a sundial, a skull with feathers on its head at top, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)

A cartouche with a sundial, a skull with feathers on its head at top, ...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A cartouche with armor, a skull with armor and a helmet with feathers at top, from 'Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici' (Huit emblèmes pour les funérailles du prince François de Médicis)
Wenceslaus Hollar - Skull in profile to right

Wenceslaus Hollar - Skull in profile to right

Skull in profile to right with five teeth in each jaw, its back resting on square block,after Leonardo da Vinci Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Skull with case
Eight vases, a clepsydra in center decorated with two skulls with laurel wreaths, plate 6 from 'Collection of Various Vases' (Raccolta di Vasi Diversi)

Eight vases, a clepsydra in center decorated with two skulls with laur...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Three ox skulls, two horse skulls, and a grotesque head, study for "Democritus in Meditation"
Two ox skulls and a portion of a third, study for "Democritus in Meditation"
Three human skulls, study for "Democritus in Meditation"

Three human skulls, study for "Democritus in Meditation"

Salvator Rosa (Italian, Arenella (Naples) 1615–1673 Rome)

A saint seated at a table with his right hand resting on a skull, from a portfolio of reproductions of the Imperial Gallery of Paintings in Vienna; plate 33 of the series
Giovanni Battista Piranesi - The skeletons.
Skull and crossbones, Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory
Beautys lot

Beautys lot

Head-and-shoulders skeleton of a woman with a large, elaborate hairstyle. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: Hair, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Sk... More

A young man, seen from behind and ascending a step towards the left, a cloak draped over his right shoulder and his left arm outstretched, a ram skull at bottom left
L'Ermite à la Tête de Mort (The Hermit with Skull)

L'Ermite à la Tête de Mort (The Hermit with Skull)

Rodolphe Bresdin (French, Montrelais 1822–1885 Sèvres)

Netsuke of Boar with a Human Skull
Anatomical plates, published by Dr. Parker

Anatomical plates, published by Dr. Parker

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Newton, J.

Hunterian Museum. Royal College of Surgeons / T.H. Shepherd ; E. Radclyffe.

Hunterian Museum. Royal College of Surgeons / T.H. Shepherd ; E. Radcl...

Interior of museum, showing skeletons of mammals.

A Phantasmagoria;—Scene–Conjuring-Up an Armed-Skeleton, James Gillray

A Phantasmagoria;—Scene–Conjuring-Up an Armed-Skeleton, James Gillray

James Gillray (British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)

Christ crucified on the cross, a skull at the base, buildings in the background, after Reni

Christ crucified on the cross, a skull at the base, buildings in the b...

After a painting by Reni. Verso is not visible as print is laid to another sheet of paper. Engraved by Giovanni Volpato (Italian, Bassano 1732–1803 Rome)

[Cranial shape of skull of sane man in figure 3 and 4 compared to skull shape of insane man] / Maleuvre, sc.
 Still life with skull, candlestick, flute, and flowers

Still life with skull, candlestick, flute, and flowers

Dutch (artist nationality) painter and etcher (artist role) Recto: l. r.: (signed) l. r.: A VAN S'TRY ; verso: (in pencil) l. l.: Abraham van Stry / 1756-1815 [sic] / C575/508 [and] Spaetti [sic] / Sept. 1931 ... More

skull from "A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering's Straits, for the purpose of exploring a North-East Passage ... in ... 1815-1818. [Including the introduction by A. J. von Krusenstern; Instructions for Astronomical observations by Hörner, and an Appendix containing remarks on natural History by F. Eschscholtz.] ... With ... plates and Maps. (Remarks and opinions of the Naturalist of the Expedition, A. von Chamisso.) [Translated from the Russian by H. E. Lloyd.]"

skull from "A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering's St...

This image has been taken from scan 000366 from volume 03 of "A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering's Straits, for the purpose of exploring a North-East Passage ... in ... 1815-1818. [Including ... More

[Alcohol, Death, and the Devil] / Geo. Cruikshank.

[Alcohol, Death, and the Devil] / Geo. Cruikshank.

Drawing shows a macabre Medusa with a skeletal head, dressed in a tunic, holding aloft a goblet of wine and exhorting a crowd of people. Behind her stands a devil who joins in the exhortation. Cruikshank was... More

Francesco Rosaspina - Jusepe de Ribera - Saint Bruno meditating on a skull

Francesco Rosaspina - Jusepe de Ribera - Saint Bruno meditating on a s...

Francesco Rosaspina (Italian, Montescudo 1762–1841 Bologna)

skeleton from "[The Story of Africa and its Explorers. [With plates and maps.]]"

skeleton from "[The Story of Africa and its Explorers. [With plates an...

This image has been taken from scan 000052 from volume 02 of "[The Story of Africa and its Explorers. [With plates and maps.]]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created ... More

[Print speciman of anatomical illustrations of human pelvis and hip bones] / A. Kollner's Lithy., Phila.

[Print speciman of anatomical illustrations of human pelvis and hip bo...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Lithography, engraving and printing establishment of Augs. Kollner : designer, engraver & lithographer, copperplate & lithographic printer, [p. 7]

skeleton from "[Our Earth and its Story: a popular treatise on physical geography. Edited by R. Brown. With ... coloured plates and maps, etc.]"

skeleton from "[Our Earth and its Story: a popular treatise on physica...

This image has been taken from scan 000578 from volume 01 of "[Our Earth and its Story: a popular treatise on physical geography. Edited by R. Brown. With ... coloured plates and maps, etc.]". The title and sub... More

A skeleton holding a knife leaping over a pile of skulls, people flee in the background, from a broadside entitled 'Las bravisimas calaveras Guatemaltecas'
Battle field relics

Battle field relics

Sketch of horse bones. Signed lower right: A.R.W. Title inscribed lower left. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.613) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Surgical photograph ... prepared under the supervision of ...  War Department, Surgeon General's Office, Army Medical Museum

Surgical photograph ... prepared under the supervision of ... War Dep...

Photographs show two men displaying amputated leg wounds and two skulls with bullet holes. Upper right: skull of Edward Volk, private, Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteers (Surgical photo 212). Lower left: Eben Smit... More

Some specimens of "Secesh" industry - intended for the London Exhibition of 1862, but unfortunately intercepted by the "Paper Blockade"

Some specimens of "Secesh" industry - intended for the London Exhibiti...

Images show: Goblet - made from a "Yankee's skull"; paperweight made from a "Yankee jaw bone"; reading desk made from a human skeleton; furs made from scalps and beards; necklace of "Yankee teeth"; head wreath ... More

Views in the woods in the Federal lines on north side of Orange Plank Road

Views in the woods in the Federal lines on north side of Orange Plank ...

Photograph showing skulls and bones of unburied soldiers. Title from item. No. 5020. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Battlefield of the "Wilderness". Forms part of Civil War Photograph Co... More

Views in the woods in the Federal lines on north side of Orange Plank Road

Views in the woods in the Federal lines on north side of Orange Plank ...

Photograph showing skulls and bones of unburied soldiers. Title from item. No. 5021. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Battlefield of the "Wilderness". Forms part of Civil War Photograph Co... More

Views in the woods in the Federal lines on north side of Orange Plank Road

Views in the woods in the Federal lines on north side of Orange Plank ...

Photograph showing skulls and bones of unburied soldiers. Title from item. No. 5022. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Battlefield of the "Wilderness". Forms part of Civil War Photograph Co... More

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