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16th Century Italian Antique Carved Stone Memento Mori - Possibly a Gravestone Fragment

16th Century Italian Antique Carved Stone Memento Mori - Possibly a Gravestone Fragment

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"Memento mori" is a Latin phrase meaning ‘remember you must die’. A basic memento mori sculpture or painting would be a portrait with a skull but other symbols commonly found are hourglasses or clocks, extinguished or guttering candles, fruit, and flowers.

Originating from Italy and 16th-century in date.

This stone fragment is carved in relief, with a skull. Below, the letters "PAX" (Latin for "Peace") are inscribed.

The carving may possibly be a gravestone fragment.

Presented on a modern metal stand.

Provenance - Sourced from The Netherlands.

Condition - As per the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size  - (Stone) 25 cm  x 19 cm (10" x  7 1/2") / With Stand Height 34 cm (13 1/2")

 

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