Memento Mori Skull Sculpture

  • €2,750.00
  • Origin: Germany
  • Product Code: SBL-19
  • Holder: Wood | Brass
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 24cm × 14cm × 14cm
  • Weight: 1,920g

Description

A very particular and fascinating object, a realistic wooden skull, carved entirely by hand with brass elements for the base, the support and the laurel wreath that surrounds it.
A perfect vintage style piece of furniture and collection from Wunderkammer.
Object that recalls the "Memento Mori", a tradition dating back to ancient Rome, when triumphant generals paraded victorious in the city; it was customary for them to be accompanied by a man who whispered from behind him "Respice post te. Hominem te memento", in order to prevent him from being overwhelmed by pride.

Tags: skull, wood, germany