A European Cast Silver Skull ‘Memento Mori’

A European Cast Silver Skull ‘Memento Mori’
Perhaps from a reliquary
Mid 17th Century
Size: 2.5cm high, 2.5cm wide, 3cm deep – 1 ins high, 1 ins wide, 1¼ ins deep
The skull invites the viewer to ‘remember me’. The most widespread personification of death in the world, the skull has been used as a symbol of the transience of human existence by artists, writers, philosophers and poets for centuries.

A European Cast Silver Skull ‘Memento Mori’

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