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Christoph Steinmeyer skull, photographed by Juergen Teller; W Magazine July 2010.

Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, about 1650, Harmen Steenwyck; a vanitas painting, the skull symbolises death; the books, human knowledge; the musical instruments, the pleasures of the senses; the sword and shell, wealth; the chronometer and failing lamp represent the transience and frailty of human life. (National Gallery)

flabergastertron: qsy-complains-a-lot: the sexiest pieces of Western European armor, the Savoyard helms.a type of closed burgonet in use in the XVIIth century, it was also called the death’s head helmet in German and the Tête de cul in French {{citation needed}} Lordy!

Dmanisi Human: Skull from Georgia Implies All Early Homo Species were One This is an artist's reconstruction of female Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia. Image credit: Elisabeth Daynes, via tabula.ge.