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Skull J Barker d 1736

Memorial slab of Mr James Barker of Cocking in Sussex, who died in 1736. Decorated with an hourglass (time running out), a skull and foliage (hope of resurrection) and a 6-sided pattern of long-bones (the skull and long-bones were thought to be the minimum necessary for bodily resurrection - hence skull and crossbones). James Barker was Archdeacon of Chichester, no less.

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Taken on September 10, 2007