An English white marble vanitas of two skulls

An English white marble vanitas of two skulls

1600 to 1700 England

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An English white marble vanitas of two skulls
Circa 1600

Size: 33cm high x 46cm wide x 17cm deep
'Sic Transit Gloria Mundi' Thus Passes The Glory of the World.
The fragility of human existence in earlier centuries mean that death
was regarded as an integral part of everyone's life without the blind
fear and modern dread of today.
The Memento Mori served as a warning that life is transient and as a
reminder of the fact that man is merely mortal and not divine.
These two well carved marble skulls personify the symbolism of the
vanitas.







Dimensions
Height 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Width 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Depth 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Medium
Marble
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