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
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