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vanitas

[ van-i-tahs ]
/ ˈvæn ɪˌtɑs /
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noun
a type of still-life painting that flourished in the Netherlands from about 1620 to 1650, conveying a religious message and characterized by objects symbolic of mortality and the meaninglessness of worldly pleasures.
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Origin of vanitas

1905–10; Latin: literally, vanity
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