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.
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