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Early 18thC Continental Antique Carved Wooden Memento Mori

Early 18thC Continental Antique Carved Wooden Memento Mori

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Early 18thC Continental Antique Carved Wooden Memento Mori

 

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An 18th-century Continental antique carved wooden sculpture of a Memento Mori.

"Memento Mori" reminds us of the fragility of life and is literally translated as "Remember, you must die."

Possibly Italian in origin and, retaining its original polychrome throughout which has now gone chalky in appearance, the sculpture may have been the base to a larger ecclesiastical piece which is long since lost.

Depicted with a skull and cross bones set upon a carved wooden cushion painted blue-green. The wallplate and base are painted in red oxide.

Condition - surface wear commensurate with age. A rebate has been made in the top of the cushion / behind the skull which indicates that this piece may have formed a larger piece/base to a larger piece. Please refer to the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: Length 41 cm (16") approx

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We ship worldwide! You can buy with 100% confidence too!

We are a member of the following 3 Professional Institutions:

1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee;

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