A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin
A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin
A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin
A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin
A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin

A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin

1700 to 1800 Austria

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A Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Coffin, enclosing a skeleton in shroud, with ivory skull set behind glass
The detachable lid inscribed 'A O' above the date: 1761 with painted cross

Size: 8cm high, 37cm long, 11cm wide - 3 ins high, 14½ ins long, 4¼ ins wide

See: Finch and Co, catalogue no. 14, item no. 66, for a similar memento mori with carved wood and wax skeleton
See: 'Sic Transit Gloria Mundi' - Thus passes the Glory of the World
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Wood, Glass, Plaster, Ivory, Polychrome
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