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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1983,1210.2

  • Description

    A skull surmounting two crossed bones, and surrounded by three flames Woodcut with solid black stencilled background

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1700-1800
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 370 millimetres
    • Width: 302 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The function of such a plate is unknown, but it was obviously intended to be used (there is no lettering at all). It may have served during funeral ceremonies. For another suggestion, see Antony Griffiths, 'Print before Photography', p.207, where the link is made with a plaque of similar design in Berlin which was hung on the door of those with a dangerously contagious disease.

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  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1983,1210.2

A skull surmounting two crossed bones, and surrounded by three flames Woodcut with solid black stencilled background

A skull surmounting two crossed bones, and surrounded by three flames Woodcut with solid black stencilled background

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