Even though this ornately carved skull is a modern creation of porcelain, it has a sinister quality. For all it’s beauty, it’s innate macabre associations cannot be ignored. What type of person might commission such a piece? Who would have this in their home? Would it be hidden, or displayed? Long ago similar creations were made of actual skull and bone. Imagine who these materials might have come from-perhaps an enemy or a loved one. Which of your characters might be suppressing a morbid fascination?

 

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