01 avril 2018

A carved wood memento mori skull, Germany, 16th century

Lot 3008. A carved wood memento mori skull, Germany, 16th century; 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 150,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. powerfully carved in the form of a human skull consisting of the cranium and upper jaws, the cadaverous face rendered being stripped of its remaining flesh with several teeth missing, covered with a monochromatic layer of brown paint. The outcome of Carbon-14 testing is consistent with the dating of this lot. ... [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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