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uups! The Black Death´s helping C.B.

Black Death

Bubonic Plague Black Death

Ring around the Rosie. The black death

Dance of Death

black and creepy illustration-

plague friend and a little black bird.

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...

Hans Holbein the Younger. Death and the Count, from The Dance of Death, c.1538

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

altarvisceral: The Living Hurry Past the Dead: The Black Death in Florence, 1348 drawing by Marcello.

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.

"The Black Death was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350."

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

Fever Ray by Troy Galluzzi, paint

Medico Della Peste (Plague doctors) were employed whenever plague set in. The “traditional” plague doctor costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.

Plague Doctor Statue, so neat and detailed.

Promises, Ben Newman, paint

three plague doctor mask designs by Geahk Burchill. Really creepy! http://geahkburchill.carbonmade.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/26046998@N02/

plague doctor

plague doctor