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Loupe: L'ombre sanglante

A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.

Antique carved Tibetan skull

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Anatomical Venus: The gory idealized beauty of wax medical models | Dangerous Minds

Anatomical Venus: The gory idealized beauty of wax medical models

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Dutch safety poster. 1928, by Herman Heyenbrock.

9th Cav Death Card Image courtesy of C.W. Blount

Vietnam Helicopter insignia and artifacts - 9th Cavalry Regiment

dichotomized: As the wife of the ruler of Dai, Xin Zhui led a life of luxury 2,000 years ago in China. When that life ended at the age of 50, she was wrapped in 20 layers of fine silk, submerged in an “elixir of immortality,” encased in four coffins, surrounded by five tons of charcoal, and entombed fifty feet underground. The body of the “Lady of Dai” has been declared the best-preserved mummy ever seen, with blood that is still liquefied, organs that are still intact, and limbs that are sti..

Memento Mori ring Late 17th century, The Ashmolean Museum

Glamorous him or her memento mori huggie skull and snake diamond ring via Etsy.