19 juillet 2016

Photographs by David Orr explore skulls and symmetry

David Orr, Unknown (shattered; reconstructed), 2015. Archival dye-infused aluminum disc, 30-inch diameter © 2016 David Orr PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Perfect Vessels, a new exhibition of 22 photographs by Los Angeles-based artist David Orr, is on view at The Mütter Museum from July 15, 2016 — January 5, 2017. Completed between 2014 and 2016, the work is inspired and in response to the preeminent museum of medical history’s collection of human skulls.  In Perfect Vessels, Orr explores aesthetic and... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2016

Netherlandish or Italian, probably 17th century, Memento mori skull

Lot 37. Netherlandish or Italian, probably 17th century, Memento mori skull. Estimate £6,000 — 8,000. Price realised £7,500. Photo Sotheby's. inscribed: hodie / mihi/ cras / tibi, terracotta, 13.5 by 14 by 18cm., 5 4/8  by 5½ by 7 1/8 in. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, London, 05 Jul 2016
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07 juillet 2016

Northern French or Southern Netherlandish, circa 1500-1525, Memento mori chapelet bead

Lot 38. Northern French or Southern Netherlandish, circa 1500-1525, Memento mori chapelet bead. Estimate £12,000 — 18,000. Price realised £31,250 . Photo Sotheby's. inscribed: ANSI SERONS NOVS WI OV DEMAIN, later mounted on a bamboo stick with gilt copper ferrule; ivory - ivory: 7.4cm., 3in., overall: 87cm., 34¼in. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, London, 05 Jul 2016
06 juillet 2016

Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631 - 1695 Antwerpt), A vanitas still life with a skull and an écorché, on a draped table

Lot 14. Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631 - 1695 Antwerpt), A vanitas still life with a skull and an écorché, on a draped table, oil on canvas, 60 by 78 cm.; 23 5/8  by 30 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: In the collection of the present owner’s family since before the Second World War. Notes: This recently discovered vanitas still life was painted by Cornelis de Heem, son of Jan Davidsz., in the late 1650s and is one of the more... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Rosary member, Germany (?), 17th century

Main reversing as rosary member (front), Germany (?), 17th century, Ivory version residues, H. 3.8 cm, Inv. B 129 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Main reversing as rosary member (rear), Germany (?), 17th century, Ivory version residues, H. 3.8 cm, Inv. B 129 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Sleeping Cherub with Skull, Netherlands (?), 17th century

Sleeping Cherub with Skull, Netherlands (?), 17th century, ivory, 4.3 x 14 x 5.7, Inv. B 154 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century, ivory, H. 13 cm, Inv. B 151 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Paternoster chain, Mexico, 1580

Paternoster chain, Mexico, 1580, hardwood skull beads with microcarvings on hummingbird feathers, gilded silver with enamel, L. 39 cm, Inv. A 1059 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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30 mars 2016

Memento mori, Western Switzerland, 1520

Memento mori, Western Switzerland, 1520, ivory, ebony, 12,5 x 42 cm, Inv. B 160 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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17 février 2016

"Memento mori", 1520

"Memento mori", 1520, ivory, ebony. Ludwig Collection, Museum Schnütgen. Photo petrus.agricola
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