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Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.
Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.  - Asian Art & Antiques Style Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.  - Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.  - Antiquités - Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.
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19th century
Provenance :
Japan
Asian Art & Antiques  - Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912. 19th century - Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.  - Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912. Antiquités - Memento Mori sculpture.  Japan.  Meiji.  Circa 1868-1912.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Memento Mori sculpture. Japan. Meiji. Circa 1868-1912.

A rare sculpture of a "Memento Mori" in the form of a naturalistically carved human skull in Ginkgo wood set with twelve ivory teeth. Some dental cavities have been deliberately left empty to accentuate the decay of the human body after death.

Japan. Meiji period. Circa 1868 - 1912

Dimensions: height 13,5cm ; width (front) 12cm ; length (side) 15cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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Asian Art & Antiques