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Usury as a skeleton strangles Humanity

Cirillo ManicardiUnknown

Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia

Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia

“Allegory of Usury who tries to strangle or squash Humanity. Manicardi not causally decided to represent Usury in this way, recalling the tradition of scourge depicted as the death through skeletons, also used by the Symbolist movement at the end of the 19th century.

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  • Title: Usury as a skeleton strangles Humanity
  • Creator: Cirillo Manicardi
  • Date: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: w158 x h370 mm
  • Provenance: Comune di Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Charcoal on paper

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