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The Silence of the Lambs | Acherontia Atropos…


We proudly present the famous moth of The Silence Of The Lambs. Or better known as the ‘Death’s-head Hawkmoth’, this beautiful insect has an unbelievable wingspan of 3.5 inches (8,9 cm) to 5.11 inches (13 cm). Therefore, the moth has strong connotations of masculinity as an oppressive and deviant force. The skull-like mark on the moth’s back is an important symbol that ties it altogether. It enhances the morbid tone.

There are nuances of violence and horror wrapped up in gothic beauty, resulting in a tastefully executed poster. Beautifully made to stimulate your imaginations with a chilling effect. But have you ever noticed the other work of art hidden in the poster? The skull on the thorax of the Death’s Head moth is a reproduction of Salvador Dali’s ‘In Voluptas Mors’, a 1951 photograph by Philippe Halsman. In the image, seven naked females contort themselves into the shape of a skull.

Scary tribute to the 1991 suspense thriller ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ where the killer places the pupae of the ‘Acherontia atropos’ in his victims throats. Take yours away here.
Quote: What a naughty boy he is! Do you know why he’s called ‘Buffalo Bill’? Please tell me – the newspapers won’t say. – Hannibal Lecter

Made at the bottom of a dry well in Sweden.


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