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Barthel Beham (German, ca. 1502–1540). Dead Child with Four Skulls, mid 17th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932 (32.65.16)


Creepy Coin Collections : Skull Nickels

"Hobo Nickel"; also known as a "Skull Nickel"; The carving of nickels goes back to the 18th Century, but became more visible in the 20th Century.

Plague panel with the triumph of death. "Panels of this kind were placed on the walls of houses to warn against the plague [in the 17th century]. Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin.

Lyre, 19th century. Medium: human skull, antelope horn, skin, gut, hair. This is at the Met...who used it? Terrifying