Memento mori showing a half skull, half head, Europe, before 1936

Made:
before 1936 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Wooden head of a woman, half skull, half head, mounted on an ebony stand. Depicts a female head divided into 2 halves, 1 half shows a woman's face and hair, the other half shows a skull, the hair is coiled on the back of the head along with a snake which stretches forward along the side of the skull to bite a twig, the woman is also biting an apple.

This model is made from wood and is mounted on an ebony stand. The model depicts a female head divided into 2 halves, 1 half shows a woman's face and hair, the other half shows a skull, the hair is coiled on the back of the head along with a snake which stretches forward along the side of the skull to bite a twig, the woman is also biting an apple.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A641348
Materials:
ebony, metal, wood
Measurements:
head: 67 mm x 41 mm x 55 mm, .038 kg
overall (estimate): 165 x 50 mm
type:
memento mori
taxonomy:
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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