01 avril 2018

A carved boxwood memento mori skeleton, Southern Germany, 17th century

Lot 3050. A carved boxwood memento mori skeleton, Southern Germany, 17th century; 26.2 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. well carved as Todlein standing on a irregular stand with its head turning to the left, the right hand portrayed holding an hourglass supporting a frog, the figure of Death powerfully depicted with a layer of skin around the skull and remnants of skin acting as clothing and partially revealing the skeletal structure, further adorned with a sash... [Lire la suite]
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