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A skeleton, with a rifle strapped to his back and a flag of the skull and crossbones in his hand, rides a horse over 13 skulls. The skeleton is wearing a sombrero and he has a handlebar mustache. 
José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican)
Calavera Zapatista
1910 – 1913
Museum Purchase
1958/1.123
A bearded man sits in a cemetery upon a stone block and leans on a sarcophagus with his head in his hand. A book sits in his lap. Sarcophagi, obelisks, and funerary urns surround him. The bones and body parts of humans and animals along with a discarded helmet and books are strewn across the foreground.
Salvator Rosa
Democritus in Meditation
1615 – 1673
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1959/1.126
In this print, there is a large creature in the center, to the left. The figure seems to be semi-hollow and missing its flesh. There are bones and other monsterous creatures to the right of the print. The artist signed (l.r.) "K. Seligmann" and numbered (l.r.) "57/70" the print in pencil.
Kurt Seligmann (American (North American))
Acteon
1947
Museum Purchase
1947/2.15
This print shows a black and white skull on a hairy, insect-like body with a tail and six legs. The figure holds another skull in its right hand and a bone in its left hand. Other smaller skulls and bones surround the figure.
José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican)
Calavera Huertista
1905 – 1915
Museum Purchase
1958/1.122

John Tunnard
South Polar Quadrille
1947
Museum Purchase
1954/2.49
Scene of three nude people (two women, one man) and a skeleton in a room next to a bathroom that is sketched on the left hand side of the scene. The skeleton is wrapping itself around the younger woman while the older woman, in darker and more opaque colors tries to free her. The man in the back is depicted as much smaller and week, lagging behind.
Eli Levin
Death in the Family
Gift of Stephen and Bettina Pollock
2012/1.228
In the foreground, there is a man laying on a large human-sized book, one hand on his chin and the other holding a pencil to the page. In front of his pencil, the text "Mendez" and "1945" is printed. On the pages of the book are a skeleten-creature and on the opposite page an angel. Behind the man and the book is a large cactus, and then a large cross rises from its base. The cross is encircled by a large snake-like creature whose head is open, facing away, and an eagle is crucified with knives. Coming from the ends of the cross are what seems to be spears, pointing clockwise. Behind this foreground scene, there is an army marching under a flag with the skull and crossbones. A priest follows behind the army, seemingly coming from the open mouth of the large serpent whose tail holds the feet of the crucified eagle. To the left there are two more crucified figures, whose crosses are on fire. In the far background, there is a vista of a large city. 
Leopoldo Méndez (Mexican)
Lo que puede venir
1945
Museum Purchase
1949/1.181

Rodolphe Bresdin
La Comédie de la Mort
1854
Museum Purchase
1975/1.84

Lowell Nesbitt
Hand and Chest
1963
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Clark
1969/2.9
The skeleton of a camel lies in the foreground of this photograph, while scattered groupings of figures on camelback dot the desert landscape in the background. 
Pascal Sebah (Turkish (culture or style))
Untitled
1875 – 1885
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
1980/1.210
This print shows a skeleton riding on the back of a white horse with three figures in robes standing in the background, one of which appears to be fleeing in the opposite direction. A naked child reaches up for one of the figures.
Héctor Xavier (Mexican)
Death Appearing on Horseback
1954
Museum Purchase
1958/1.112

Joseph Mallord William Turner;Robert Dunkarton (British (modern))
Rispah, 2nd Book of Samuel. Chap. 21
1812
1997/1.277
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