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Vanitas: A category of paintings (often, but not always still-lifes) alluding to the futility of life and the transience of earthly joys and possessions. The main vanitas symbol is the skull (standing for death), which is usually combined with other objects symbolizing the certainty of the end of all human existence on earth, such as a burnt-out candle, an empty/toppled cup, or rotten fruit, as well as symbols of wealth (money, regal adornments, jewelry) and sometimes, symbols of the arts and humanities (books, musical instruments), which outlast human life.[1]

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Wikidata Q733095
Library of Congress authority ID: sh00000162
Bibliothèque nationale de France ID: 12175175f
NL CR AUT ID: ph1077548
National Library of Israel J9U ID: 987007290694705171
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