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Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century.
Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century. - Curiosities Style Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century. - Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century. -
Ref : 64552
1 500 €
Period :
17th century
Medium :
ivory
Dimensions :
L. 4.72 inch X l. 4.72 inch
Curiosities  - Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century. 17th century - Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Ivory carving of a skull wearing a ruff 17th century.

A rare ivory "memento mori" portrait, carved in relief and depicting a grinning skull wearing a ruff. This image was destined to constantly remind the beholder of his own mortality.

The carving has been framed by one of the previous owners behind glass in a 19th century wooden frame.

Probably English.
17th century.

Dimensions : of the frame 12,5cm x 12,5cm ; of the portrait : height 5cm x width 4cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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