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BONE TRANSI HEAD

A vanitas sculpture of a skull in transition, an allegorical serpent slithering out of one corner of the mouth and about the back of the head.

 

Germany or Austria, beginning of the 16th Century

Intact, 4 x 3 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/16")

Ex: French private collection, Mnsr. G.P.

 

 

(#Ren5644bn)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.53

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Metropolitan Museum of Art  acc. no. 17.190.306

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