The Kiss of Death

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The Kiss of Death is a marble sculpture found in Poblenou Cemetery in Spain. What becomes immediately noticeable about this sculpture, apart from it being a winged skeleton, is the embrace and kiss. The embrace is is not one of a man fighting his death but almost welcoming it and the skeletons posture is tender is anything.

The tomb underneath has the following inscription:

“His young heart is thus extinguished. The blood in his veins grows cold. And all strength has gone. Faith has been extolled by his fall into the arms of death. Amen.”

The Kiss of Death sculpture is thought to be created by Jaume Barba. More details on Wiki.

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