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Loved To Death

{ Memento Mori Skull } The Ambassadors Enamel Pin

{ Memento Mori Skull } The Ambassadors Enamel Pin

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Inspired by "The Ambassadors" by Hans Holbein the Younger Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497-1543) was a German printmaker and painter who is considered one of the most skilled portraitists of the 16th century. His 1533 painting "The Ambassadors" features two such meticulous portraits, alongside a still life of symbolic objects, including a lute, a hymn book, a glove, and a sundial — a grouping that has inspired continued debate about the painting’s larger meaning. It is most well known, however, for its anamorphic, distorted skull in the lower center of the composition. A mode of representation invented in the Early Renaissance, the skull can only be accurately perceived when viewed from a high angle on the right, or a low angle on the left. Its inclusion is typically understood as a memento mori, a symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.

0.78" x 1.3" Soft Enamel Pin Single Posted Rubber Clasp.

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