"Holbein's painting 'The..." The National Gallery Tip by shrimp56

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Holbein's painting 'The Ambassadors'
Holbein painted these men with the possessions that represented their education and occupation. Then there is the 'memento mori' -- the angled skull at the bottom of the picture -- a reminder of our mortality. If you view the painting at the correct angle the skull reverts to a normal shape.

Address: The National Gallery
Directions: Nearest Tube, Charing Cross. Near Duncannon St.
Phone: +44 20 7747 2885
Website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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