Ancient alabaster sculpture depicting a young girl without clothes lying on a skull. The subject is a clear warning of the transience of human beauty (Vanitas Vanitatum), embodied by the lying young girl, with long hair and naked body, as well as a reminder of death looming over everyday life (Memento mori), depicted through the skull. These subjects have always characterised sacred and profane artistic iconography and have been coveted collector’s and Wunderkammer items for centuries.
Dimensions: 14 x 7 x (height) 10 cm
in Antiek / Sculpturen