Real work of VANITAS Art, originally created for Victoria & Albert Museum Shop , Kensington, London. It is an excellent skull artwork. Demanding carving & Good quality material & fine polishing and painting. Chromatic color & complicated pattern to look like real aged, decayed, unearthed from the grave scull, like in Shakespeare's Hamlet Allas poor Yorick.... It is a wonderful addition to any collection.Dimensions: approximately 7 ½ tall x 7 ½ long x 6 wide. Is a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death. Of the 16th and 17th centuries; they have also been created at other times and in other. Empty' means'emptiness','futility', or'worthlessness', the traditional Christian view being that earthly goods and pursuits are transient and worthless.
Which also includes the concept of transitoriness. Common vanitas symbols include skulls, which are a reminder of the certainty of death; rotten fruit (decay); bubbles (the brevity of life and suddenness of death); smoke, watches, and hourglasses (the brevity of life); and musical instruments (brevity and the ephemeral nature of life). (Latin: "remember that you have to die") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.It is related to the Art moriendi ("The Art of Dying") and similar literature. Memento Mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and by turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife. In art, Memento Mori are artistic or symbolic reminders of mortality and of the shortness and fragility of human life. In the EuropeanChristian art context, the expression... Developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the after life.
The item "Life-sized MOMENTO MORI, VANITAS hand curved and hand painted HUMAN SKULL" is in sale since Monday, December 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Rosaries". The seller is "blithecat" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Bolivia, Ecuador, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Aruba, Belize, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, French guiana, Guernsey, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique.