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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

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, New York acc. no. 17.190.306

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