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On display at V&A South Kensington
Boardroom

Death

Statuette
18th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a late example of a common theme in German art, known as Memento Mori (remembrance of death). The boxwood statuette is featuring Death, a skeleton in a hooded cloak holding an hour glass.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Boxwood
Brief Description
Statuette, boxwood, Memento Mori representing Death, German, probably 18th century
Physical Description
Boxwood memento mori featuring Death, a skeleton in a hooded cloak holding an hour glass.
Dimensions
  • Height: 24cm
  • Width: 8cm
  • Depth: 9.3cm
Credit line
Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh
Object history
Given by Dr. W L Hildburgh F.S.A
Production
probably 18th century
Subject depicted
Summary
This is a late example of a common theme in German art, known as Memento Mori (remembrance of death). The boxwood statuette is featuring Death, a skeleton in a hooded cloak holding an hour glass.
Collection
Accession Number
A.2-1951

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record createdJanuary 13, 2004
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