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Vanitas painting, Amsterdam, 1681

Benjamin Senior Godines1681

The Jewish Museum, London

The Jewish Museum, London

Tempera painting, one of set of three commissioned by Isaac de Matatiah Aboab. A fashionably dressed young man, attended by a small black servant, starts on seeing bones and a rotting corpse attacked by flies and birds in a cemetery. Various Hebrew moralistic quotations in the background.

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