A Japanese Lacquered and Carved Wood Model of a Skull

A Japanese Lacquered and Carved Wood Model of a Skull

1800 to 1900 Japan

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A Japanese Lacquered and Carved Wood Model of a Skull
‘A Memento Mori’
Circa 1800

Size: 9.5 cm high, 9 cm wide, 4.5 cm deep – 3¾ ins high, 3½ ins wide, 1¾ ins deep
Provenance: Ex Private Chicago collection
Even the Samurai’s weapons are unfit to ward off the end that awaits everyone. He knows before death all are equal. Contentment can only be gained by a man who knows that death is inevitable and makes no exceptions what so ever.
Dimensions
Height 9.50 cm (3.74 inches)
Width 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Depth 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
Medium
Lacquered and Carved Wood
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