A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.
i love memento mori jewelry so much
If you attended SPX in 2009, perhaps you got a chance to meet Gahan Wilson first hand…
If not, you could do worse that his heart-warming Christmas message.
(Deck the halls if you must but don’t eat tha’ holly.)
Anathomia ossium corporis humani, the oldest surviving anatomical rendering of the human skeleton.
Apparently this caused an uproar in the science world after nearly eight centuries of repression by religious groups that maintained hegemony throughout the dark ages.
Hieronymus Brunschwig, 1497.
Who’s the artist? I hate tumblr posts without credit :/
Definitely how I’m feeling today. 94 degrees. Feels like 113.
X-Ray origami anyone?
Japanese student Takayuki Hori printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the papers are folded together, however, the printed components unite as a whole, and the animals’ frames spring to life!