19 Ağustos 2014 Salı

Death will come for us all Late 15th century depiction of a...





Death will come for us all



Late 15th century depiction of a woman’s cadaver tomb.


The image of a beautiful woman can be seen above with her decaying corpse pictured below.


The inscription translates to:


“Take heed of my figure here above and observe how I once was fresh and gay and now am turned to worms’ meat and decay, nothing but foul earth and stinking slime and clay; attend therefore to this disputation written here, and write it wisely in your free heart so that you may acquire some wisdom here by seeing what you are and hereafter shall be; when you least expect it, death will overcome you; when your grave groans, it is good to meditate upon death.”


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BL shelf mark: Add. 37049 f.32v



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