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Death symbols in the world culture

Яроцкая Ю.А.


Symbolism of death has a figurative language and appropriate attributes. The symbols of death include human remains, objects of mourning and mourning, animals, insects, birds, trees, flowers, colors, numbers and images. The article focuses on death’s symbols that are found in Russian-language space. The author pays attention to the representation of thanatological symbols in medieval art, the emergence and development of such subjects as Dance of Death, Triumph of Death and vanitas.


symbol; death; culture; art; death dance; death triumph; dream; rope; gallows; coffin; skull; vanitas.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2023.02.03

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