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Large Mid-17th Century Antique Carved Treen / Carved Wood Memento-Mori in the form of a Skull

Large Mid-17th Century Antique Carved Treen / Carved Wood Memento-Mori in the form of a Skull

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Large Mid-17th Century Antique Carved Treen / Carved Wood Memento-Mori in the form of a Skull

 

 

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A large and very realistic antique carved wooden memento-mori in the form of a skull with significant levels of gesso and original polychrome.

Mid-17th Century in date and of Continental origin.

Memento-mori (Latin for "remember that you have to die) is an artistic or symbolic trope acting as a reminder of the inevitability of death.

Carved from a single piece of timber, the carver clearly had an understanding of anatomy given the detail seen in this piece.

Provenance - Sourced from a private collection in Portugal.

Condition - Please refer to the images. Some surface wear is commensurate with age. The inner rim of the jar where the lid fits has a minor loss. This cannot be seen when the lid is placed upon it and the fit remains snug. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: Height 17.8 cm (7")

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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;

2. CINOA –Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, (or International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations) is the world association of art & antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries); and

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association - Representing reputable, high quality antiques dealers based in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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