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“A Native of South Australia.” Human skull from the Morton Collection, University of Pennsylvania Museum. Photograph by Rosamond Purcell.

Guitar

What a different creative approach to creating a skull with guitars! Also this is just what i needed for inspiration, ive Trier Darwins skulls for a long time, but it's hard you know?

The Marquis de Sade was an author, philosopher, and politician who led a turbulent life during one of the most turbulent periods of history—the French Revolution. Arrested time and again for his li...

The Marquis and His Skull

Sade’s skull Sade’s skull, collection Dumoutier , nr. 6 Dumotier=Pierre-Marie Alexandre Dumoutier "Even in death [Sade] was thwarted. The passionate atheist was given Christian burial and a stone cross set over him.

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As an artist - especially a portrait artist - you have to become very familiar with the human skull. It is the foundation of the face. If you are ever going to accurately capture someone's likeness, you need to understand what lies beneath their skin.

Scoliosis~It doesn't have to be like this.  Get your kids checked!

The spine of untreated severe scoliosis. Thank God for modern medicine!

Skull showing damage from a sword wound, found on an archeological site near the Stewart river, Queensland, Australia.

alphacaeli: ““ Sword wound that removed the left maxilla and the right mandible so that no remaining teeth were in occlusion. Healing and long term survival are evident from the bone remodeling that has occurred. (a) Anterior view. (b) Left oblique.

The skull of a man who had been kicked by a horse. This caused a swelling which slowly increased in size; his left eyeball and the jawbone were gradually squeezed outwards. Eventually, the swelling started leaking and began to stink. After 21 years of suffering from the swelling, the man died in 1771. Bones grow in response to the forces exerted on them – Wolff’s Law.

The skull of a man who had been kicked by a horse. This caused a swelling which slowly increased in size; his left eyeball and the jawbone were gradually squeezed outwards. Eventually, the swelling.

Calavera de la Edad de Bronce a la que se la había practicado la trepanación (Jericó, Israel/Palestina, 2200-2000 a.C.). El cráneo muestra cuatro agujeros separados realizados por el proceso quirúrgico de la trepanación, que habían comenzado claramente a sanar. Esto sugiere que aunque muy peligroso, el procedimiento fue de ninguna manera fatal.  El cráneo fue excavado de una tumba en 1958 y presentado a la colección Wellcome por Dame Kathleen Kenyon (1906-1978).

Bronze Age skull from Jericho, Israel/Palestine, BCE Although this skull shows four separate holes made by the ancient surgical process of trephination, they had clearly begun to heal. I love dead people. In an archaeological context, of course.

Skulls

One of the police officers hit a soldier in the head with a firearm. It was hard enough to break his weapon and the soldiers skull (Memphis Riot of

Hand Painted Mystical Skull Statue

Made to realistically resemble a human skull, this cold-cast resin statue is adorned with spidery alchemical markings and mystic symbols. A large seal of protection is set into the crown of this mystic skull to aid you in your spellwork.

Human skull

As an artist - especially a portrait artist - you have to become very familiar with the human skull. It is the foundation of the face. If you are ever going to accurately capture someone& likeness, you need to understand what lies beneath their skin.