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Mid 18th Century Antique Carved Wood Memento Mori

Mid 18th Century Antique Carved Wood Memento Mori

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Mid 18th Century Antique Carved Wood Memento Mori

A mid 18th Century, Continental antique, carved wooden sculpture depicting a memento mori. Applied with gesso, polychrome and gilding.

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 hour glasses or clocks, extinguished or guttering candles, fruit, and flowers.

This example depicts a skull and crossbones over a foliate base.

Condition - Good as per the images. Some surface wear commensurate with age. One piece of the foliate base is missing verso.

Size: Height 11.5 cm x Width 10 cm x Depth 9.5 cm (4 1/2" x 4" x 3 3/4")

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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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