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W. Swanenburg: Anatomical theater in Leiden, engraving (after drawing by Woudanus), 1610.
A kind of souvenir engraving sold to visitors at the Leiden anatomical theater. The idea of momento mori is heavily stressed by the parading skeletons carrying flags with texts such as "nascentes morimur" (to be born is to die), "mors ultima linea rerum" (death is the line that marks the end of all), "mors sceptra ligonibus aeqvat" (death wrenches from the hand the sceptre as well as the spade), "pulvis & umbra sumis" (we are dust and shadow). Note the human skin being displayed in the lower right corner of the picture.
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