human-skulls

Examples of intricately carved human skulls. They are apparently quite old and from Asia, and with a Buddhist connection, although we can’t be sure. All we can say is that they are incredible in their detail and beauty. The patina of age and the imagery on each one is amazing. 

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Pocket watch concealed in a memento mori, 1700-1936. The engraved Latin phrase Tempus fugit on this small model means time flies. The object was probably a memento mori, meaning a reminder of death. The tiny silver model of a human skull opens to reveal a pocket watch.