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From the height of a cross, a crucified man, wearing a crown of thorns and a loincloth, looms over a dramatic landscape. Three heads with wings appear near the top of the cross, and a skull and crossed bones lay at its base. A vast prospect of distant mountains and a bustling port unfolds through the background.
Bartolommeo da Brescia (Italian (culture or style))
1565 – 1576
Museum Purchase

Helmut Weitz
Bleeding Skull
20th century
Museum Purchase
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

Jacob Lawrence
Hiroshima Series
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
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
A man reaches his left hand off the edge of the print. He wears a purple robe with a skull and grass pattern, and a sword is visible under his left arm. A green and white banner hangs over the bright blue background. At the center of the banner is a red and white crest, a circle with five leaves and a fan in the center.<br /><br />
This is the left print of a diptych (with 2003/1.583.2).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Otokotachi Nozarashi Gosuke; Ichimura Kakitsu; Publisher's seal: Kichi Isekane: Censors' seal: Ushi 2, aratame; Artist's signature: Kunisada ga
Utagawa Kunisada II (Japanese (culture or style))
Thousand-year Crane & New Year's Decoration Soga Brothers: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the chivalrous Nozarashi Gosuke
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
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

Giovanni Crespi
St. Francis as Penitent, with a skull
1600 – 1632
Museum Purchase

Jusepe de Ribera
St. Jerome Reading
17th century
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
This engraving depicts a comfortable domestic interior. An old bearded man sits poring over a book at table in the back of the room. A lion and dog rest on the floor in the foreground. Various other objects appear around the room, including a skull, books, slippers, a crucifix, and a pair of scissors.
Albrecht Dürer
St. Jerome in His Study
Gift of the Estate of Beatrice Bishop Berle

Jacob Lawrence
Hiroshima Series
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
1643 – 1653
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser