A carved bone "Memento Mori" or "Vanitas" in the form of a realistic grimacing human skull , destined to stimulate a meditation about death and to remind constantly about immortality of mankind.
Germany. Late 17th century / early 18th century.
Dimensions: H (with stand) 6,8cm ; H (skull) 4,5cm ; W 4,5cm ; D 3cm
Mounted on a custom-made metal stand.
7 500 €