Calavera  

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 Calavera de la Catrina (before 1913) by Posada
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Calavera de la Catrina (before 1913) by Posada

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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A calavera (Spanish for "skull") is a representation of human skull made from either sugar or clay, which is used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls Day. Calavera can also refer to any artistic representations of skulls, such as the lithographs of José Guadalupe Posada.

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