2020_CKS_19891_0010_000(german_17th_and_18th_century_two_memento_mori_skulls052505)

2020_CKS_19891_0010_001(german_17th_and_18th_century_two_memento_mori_skulls052509)

Lot 10. Two Memento Mori Skulls, German, 17th and 18th century; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

One polychrome limewood, 18th century; the other boxwood, 17th century; each on a modern base.
The limewood skull: 114 in. (3.5 cm.) high; 412 in. (11.5 cm.) high, overall
The boxwood skull: 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; 334 in. (9.5 cm.) high, overall.

Provenance: A private collection, England.

Christie's. Finch and Co’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Online, 14 October - 4 November.