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The nude figures with the lack of facial features (eyes, nose, mouth but that is all) are considered by most to be a personification of death. It was probably done in the late 1400's. It indicates that the large headed blank faced creature of modern myth may be a reflection of a much older concept reflecting the ever present presence of death. Always near and always collecting souls.
Of course, ancient alien enthusiasts might suggest the commonality is based on a shared extra-terrestrial experience spanning the centuries and expressed differently by culture. Thus middle ages artists depicted them as tall, thin while modern societies depicted them as (mostly) short and pale.
A friend traveled to Europe, ran across this interesting find and brought it to my attention. I urge anyone to take the time to visit this fascinating church and learn more of its interesting history as revealed in these, and other, art works. Learn more here.
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