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Bubonic Plague Black Death

Early mourning jewelry such as rings and pendants with skeletons or skull and crossbones reflects Memento Mori or As I Am So Shall You Be. The earliest depictions of these items are thought to go back to the late Middle Ages during the virulent plague known as The Black Death. This plague was a catastrophic pandemic that swept Europe beginning in 1347 and killing millions of people. It is thought to have inspired images reminding the viewer that death comes to all regardless of their station ...

By performing extreme penance, medieval flagellants hoped to atone for their sins and avert the Black Death.

Plague panel with the triumph of death. Panels of this kind were placed on the walls of houses to warn against the plague (Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin).

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Gothic church in the Czech Republic. It is adorned with the bones of some 40,000 people (some say up to 70,000), most of them victims of the Black Death.

its a doctors mask used when there was the plague in england doctors thought that the black plague was contagious through the air so they packed the beak with sage or rosemary to stop the plague