03 août 2013

An Interesting Flemish Carved Fruitwood Vanitas of a Human Skull with a Serpent or Viper. Early – Mid 17th Century

An Interesting Flemish Carved Fruitwood Vanitas of a Human Skull with a Serpent or Viper. Early – Mid 17th Century. Photo courtesy Finch & Co Size : 9 cm high, 8.5 cm wide, 9 cm deep – 3½ ins high, 3¼ ins wide, 3½ ins deep - SOLD Literature: What man most fears is death : the final element of earthly life, and today this fear is suppressed and kept out of sight. Artists have used the skull as a personification of death for centuries and to the Renaissance and Baroque mind it was important to remember and be... [Lire la suite]
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