Early Baroque Skull Sculpture – Artist unknown [Italian]

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Early Baroque skull sculpture – Artist unknown

Skull sculpture – Artist Unknown [Italian] Early Baroque / Early 17th century..
Florence, Italy
This bronze skull would have been displayed on a table or desk, as an object to be admired and touched. The theme of the dead would not have outweighed the owners pleasure in the richness of the object nor his delight in the sculptor’s skill in realistically recreating the skull. As a status symbol, the skull would not have been out of place in an Italian Palazzo.

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Early Baroque skull sculpture – Artist unknown

 

 

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