detail of stained glass window depicting Golgotha, Abraham van Linge, c.1629, Lincoln College chapel, Oxford, England; swiped with permission from the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

Symbolic of meditation and of detachment from the world, of mortality or penance, usually associated with hermits and solitaries.

Associated in Art with

MLA Citation

  • “skull“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2019. Web. 24 October 2021. <>