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"Memento Mori" skull in "Rosso Antico" marble.
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Ref : 71188
2 200 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Marble
Curiosities  - "Memento Mori" skull in "Rosso Antico" marble. 19th century - "Memento Mori" skull in "Rosso Antico" marble.
Kim J. Nazzi

Sculptures & Works of Art


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"Memento Mori" skull in "Rosso Antico" marble.

A beautiful life-size sculpture of a human skull or "memento mori" in "Rosso Antico" marble, a deep red marble with occasional thin greyish-black veins and white markings, favored by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Etruscans for their sculptures and quarried above the village of Agios Kyprianos on the east coast of Cape Tenaro (Cape Matapan) in Greece.

Italy. Grand Tour. 1st half of the 19th century.

Dimensions: front to back 18cm ; height 16cm

In excellent condition.

Kim J. Nazzi

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