Hic decor hec forma manet; hec lex omnibus unam
Funeral catafalque of Albert VII, Archduke of Austria; 1623. Prior to becoming Archduke, Albert has been a Cardinal, and Archbishop of Toledo— a curious remnant of a time when such positions were open to the laity.
Jacques Callot - Martyrdom of Twenty Three Franciscan Monks Crucified in Japan; 1627
The Christ Child Painting the Four Last Things; Work of an anonymous painter of the Cuzco School; Peru, late 17th-18th century
Remember, O Christian soul, that thou hast this day, and everyday of thy life… Death perhaps to suffer, and judgment to undergo.
Anonymous, Ivory Carving, 1640