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Allegory of the triumph of death. Seventeenth century A.D. Catacombs of San Gaudioso.

XVII sec. d.C.

Catacombs of Naples | Rione Sanità

Catacombs of Naples | Rione Sanità
Napoli, Italy

The allegory of the triumph of death, painted on one of the walls of the so-called gallery of nobles, depicts the death that triumphs over all earthly goods. At the bottom are an hourglass, a book, a crown and a scepter. Respectively a symbol of time, knowledge, power. According to popular tradition, the image was inspired by the famous poem "A level" written by Antonio de Curtis, in art Totò.

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  • Title: Allegory of the triumph of death. Seventeenth century A.D. Catacombs of San Gaudioso.
  • Date Created: XVII sec. d.C.
  • Location Created: Naples, Italy
  • Type: Frescos

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