Memento mori. Oil on agate, Germany beginning XVIII century.
Germany beginning 1700
Memento Mori for Wunderkammer, depicting a skull and a tulip, oil paintings on hard stone. A large specimen of oval-shaped natural agate, with a black wooden frame, is mounted on a base of the same wood with an agate inlay. A bronze candle holder is placed in the rear part to illuminate the agate. Germany early XVIII century.
22” – 56 CM H 15” – 38 CM L 9,5” – 24 CM D