Memento Mori (from Latin : Remember that you are mortal) is a big movement in the world of culture and art ever since the Gothic art movement in Europe. Memento Mori accessories were highly popular during Georgian as well era. The Statue we have for sale is from that period. The skull is very well-made with excellent anatomic detail and correctness. Has rather minor wearing – no dents, no deep scratches. In excellent antique condition, quite rare Memento Mori skull, author’s handmade wood carving. A memento mori is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death: The expression memento mori developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell and salvation of the soul in the afterlife: At a time when the infant mortality rate was close to 50%, death was a constant reminder of the fragility of life: The skull and sand timers are often associated with memento mori, as were flowers in still life in art. > Let this piece join in your collection and be the envy of your neighbors and friends. The MEMENTO MORI is one of the Nicest and most impressive fine masterpieces we have ever been able to offer for sale. He is in EXCELLENT Condition, and highlights impressive genius on the artist, talents and beauty. > Some dealers in antique ever and thus his pieces sell for tens and tens of thousands of dollars at retail galleries and auctioneers. However, we are presenting you the opportunity to own this piece at a much cheaper price than retail. > This is your chance to add an UNIQUE piece to your collection. >>> Signed by the author and dated Circa 1827 year. >>> ONE OF A KIND. Guarantee of Uniqueness. AMAZING – STUNNING – LARGE – LIFE SIZE!! >>> Expertise on the material : GUARANTEED 100% HAND WOOD CARVING with authentic GENUINE OLD PATINA. Choice about extremely fine detail with a gorgeous patina!!! A stunning and exceptional example of this humongous artifact!! >>> DEPICTING INSERT : FANTASTIC HIGHLY DETAILED MEMENTO MORI SKULL. Lot Bones + Bone of Hand and a snake crawls out of the mouth of the skull. 200.00mm = 8.00. Abbreviations : UNC : Uncirculated ///// EF : Extremely Fine ///// VF : Very Fine ///// F : Fine ///// VG : Very good ///// G : Good ///// PR : Poor. >>> Dear buyers , please keep in mind that we are dealing with ancient and antique items. You should not expect ancient and antique items to be as brand new ones. They always have some degree of wearing. Please, take care to examine the photos and read descriptions. >>> The photos are part of the description in this Listing!!! Dear Customers , you will receive exactly the same item which you see on the pictures , not similar or other. Please read the description carefully and review the photos. All items, which I sell, are captured with high – photographic equipment and the photos, which I insert in my auctions, are with high resolution. Photos are not further processed by specialized software! The pictures in listing are CLEAR with opportunities ZOOM for expansion so that you can perfectly identify all the details of item! WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON AND WE HOPE TO SATISFY EVERY VALUED CUSTOMER. Thanks, Good luck and have a nice day. The item “Georgian Antique Hand Wood Carving Memento Mori Life size Skull Snake Signed” is in sale since Thursday, June 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antiquities\European”. The seller is “legiofretensis” and is located in EUROPEAN UNION. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Colour: As shown on the photos in the listing
- Material: Wood
- Type: Statues
- Provenance: ex private collection