'Allegory of Vanitas', plaquette

'Allegory of Vanitas', plaquette

'Allegory of Vanitas'
Plaquette
Lorenz Rosenbaum (died 1563)
Southern Germany,
About 1535-40
Lead
Museum no. 107-1867

At first glance this might appear to represent the Virgin and Child. However, the presence of the hourglass and skull show that it is a vanitas scene, a reminder of the transience of life.