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Miniature Skeleton Bookmark

Miniature Skeleton Bookmark

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The Romans frequently linked banqueting and death images in literature and the visual arts. In Petronius' satirical novel, the Satyricon (A.D. 60s), Trimalchio, the crass, nouveau-riche host of a dinner party, brings out a tiny silver skeleton between courses. The frame has flexible joints, and after posing it on the table in various ways, Trimalchio recites a poem that life is short and should be enjoyed before becoming a skeleton like the one he displays. He declares: "Alas for us poor mortals. Thus, we shall all be after Hades takes us away. Therefore, let us live while it goes well with us." 

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclée print
Dimensions: Approx. 1.14" W x 4.38" L (Packaged in Recycled PET Plastic Sleeve with Provenance Card)
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