Borgar Ravenhill

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The Soaphia Skull Range by BlackFlameOdditorium on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/268681868/the-soaphia-skull-range

The Soaphia Skull Range by BlackFlameOdditorium on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/268681868/the-soaphia-skull-range

Life Sized Solid Concrete Dark Grey Skull with High Gloss Clear Lacquer Coating.

Life Sized Solid Concrete Dark Grey Skull with High Gloss Clear Lacquer Coating.

Silver Skull Vinaigrette, Europe 1701-1900: Used to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed via tiny holes when the user was passing a particularly smelly area. At the time miasma theories of disease were dominant (the idea foul air caused disease), so carrying a vinaigrette was a protective measure. If a person felt faint they could sniff the vinaigrette & the sharp smell was hoped to shock the body into action. The skull was a memento mori- a reminder of death & was carried at all…

Silver Skull Vinaigrette, Europe 1701-1900: Used to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed via tiny holes when the user was passing a particularly smelly area. At the time miasma theories of disease were dominant (the idea foul air caused disease), so carrying a vinaigrette was a protective measure. If a person felt faint they could sniff the vinaigrette & the sharp smell was hoped to shock the body into action. The skull was a memento mori- a reminder of death & was carried at all…

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St. Martial Church, Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France, figure from a tomb of a minister of Louis XIII, erected in 1686 in tribute to the marquis Louis Phélypeaux de la Vrillère an example of the classic Italian funeral art.

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