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Mid 18th Century Italian Antique Memento Mori Dated "1751"

Mid 18th Century Italian Antique Memento Mori Dated "1751"

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An 18th-Century Italian antique funerary memento mori pediment. Most probably once forming part of a much larger piece now long since lost.

"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.

This bi-corn shaped fragment is painted with polychrome and incorporates a skull and crossbones and is dated "1751". An iron boss is attached at the centre.

Provenance - Acquired from an Italian collection.

Condition - Surface wear as per the images. This piece displays well. A further detailed condition report is available upon request. 

Size - WIdth 26 cm x Height 15 cm x Depth 3 cm (10 1/4" x 6" x 1 1/5")

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