An important Memento Mori candle holder.

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An important and rare Memento Mori candleholder. The round base with moved profile is carved out of fruitwood and clear color, as well as the foot, that rise with a vase shaped element , black, than a ring, clear color, and the final black twisted element. Overall the magnificent sculpture of a skull wearing a wide led crown, with the rim decorated with stylized lily and leaves. In the center of the crown rise the thick and tall point, to place the wide candle. The crown underline the precariousness of the man’s power. The entire surface of the wooden part of the piece is finished with refined chalk and colors.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Metal
    Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    18 in. H
    46 cm H
  • Diameter
    6
  • Dealer Location
    Milan, Italy
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U111106917121
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Located in Milan, IT

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