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16th Century

Ornamental Skull (16th Century)

By Hans Wecht. This is a decorative skull with a lovely frame. At the bottom of the image is the text “Mundanae foelicitatis glia”, which is Latin. It translates as “Worldly happiness glia”. Glia refers to the cells in the nervous system.

Skull surrounded by a decorative wall features.

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