Italino Iacomelli Tomb, 1925 Adolph Lucarini This is the grave of Italino Iacomelli, a child that died on the 16th of August in 1925 when he was five years old. He became the victim of a mad killer while he was playing in the garden. His mother had already died. The father, Donatello Iacomelli (1889/1976) has been buried in this grave where the mother rests, too. The sculptor Adolph Lucarini (Genoa 1890-1959) is a famous Genoese artist present in Staglieno with other works
Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill, 1628 Pieter Claesz (Dutch, 1596/97–1660) Oil on wood; 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. (24.1 x 35.9 cm) This is one of the earliest dated still lifes by Claesz., a Haarlem painter who gave extraordinary presence to familiar things. Here a skull, an overturned glass roemer with its fleeting reflections, an expired lamp, and the attributes of a writer suggest that worldly efforts are ultimately in vain. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/49.107
A Memento Mori as New Year greeting. The sheet is printed from eleven blocks; in the centre of the print is a woman with a skull instead of the face reflected in the mirror which she is holding; her mirror and dress are inscribed; further inscriptions are on six scrolls; at the top and bottom of are two borders, of which the upper one contains Christ-child, two angels and greetings for the new year. ca. 1500
Rosary * ca. 1500–1525 German Ivory, silver, partially gilded mounts Each bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay. Such images served as reminders that life is fleeting and that leading a virtuous life as a faithful Christian is key to salvation.