A human skull as a symbol of mortality.
- Interestingly, there are also tombs, skeletons and death's heads, along with some shocking acts of violence.
- Even more horrible was a big earthen jar in the middle of the courtyard, in which hung a white death's head along with some leg bones.
- The figure of the death's head has been a prominent symbol of human mortality and the vanity of life in Western culture.
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