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Frieze of Skulls c.1560

RH "B F V IN"; "NN exc. 1563" CRE UNKNOWN; (Italian; 16th century) AFTER FRANCO, Giovanni Battista; (Italian; 1510-1561) PUB NELLI, Niccolo; (Italian; active c.1552-1579) "It has been suggested that this frieze of densely packed skulls was intended to show the anatomical structure of the head from various different aspects, without the jaw, and that the print therefore had a scientific purpose. Bu…