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An Interesting Small Human Skull (1800 to 1900 India)



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An Interesting Small Human Skull  (India)
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Item Stock Code

F128

Item Medium Description

Bone

Item Provenance & History

Inscribed to the top: ‘skull of a Hindoo killed by alligator…Mond …. Hardwar May 1840’
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 5, item no. 1, for another interesting human skull

Item Literature

All earthly life is transient: ‘Memento Mori’. Artists have used the skull as an image for the personification of death for centuries and even today contemporary artists use the skull as a potent symbol of man’s fear of death.

Item Description / Dealer Expertise

An Interesting Small Human Skull
Inscribed to the top: ‘skull of a Hindoo killed by alligator…Mond …. Hardwar May 1840’
Circa 1840

Size: 14cm high, 17cm deep, 12.5cm wide – 5 ins high, 6¾ ins deep, 5 ins wide

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Please email or call +44 (0)20-7413 9937 for more information or to purchase this item.

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Finch & Co

Finch & Co
Suite No 744
2 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3DQ
England

Open: By appointment only

Contacts: Craig A Finch, Jan E Finch
Telephone: +44 (0)20-7413 9937
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Established: 1983
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Fine works of art, antiquities and Ethnographica; historical portraits and 19th-century photographic images; valuations