‘Memento Mori’ is a tradition that goes back to ancient Rome, when the triumphant generals paraded victorious in the city; the custom was that a man accompanied them, whispering ‘Respice post te. Hominem te memento’, in order to prevent him from being overwhelmed by arrogance. Subsequently it entered Christian culture both as artistic motif and as spiritual theme of meditation.
Here we have a beautiful model of human skull made of White Brass, placed on an elegant wooden pedestal with brass support.
The skull is from the early 1900s, in excellent condition, with slight signs visible in the photos, while the wooden and brass pedestal is new, both made by Neapolitan artisans.
A beautiful object for a wunderkammer that will impress for its refined workmanship.
Dimensions: 250×112×170 mm
Weight: 1240 g
Period: early 1900s
Origin: Naples, Italy
- Cráneo humano en latón
- Nombre científico
- 250×112×70 mm
- 1240 g