An extremely Rare Pair of 19th Century Miniature Carved Wood Memeno Mori Fetal Vanitas Skulls. Showing in wonderful detail the gradual Fetal Development of a Human Baby. Finely carved in the mid/late 1700's as a Teaching Aid for Physicians. They would have been originally part of a larger set, as they have paper labels with letters.On the top of each skull. These two are "P" & "Q". Most probably French in origin, as they came from an ex-Museum collection in France! The Patina is exquisite and they are surprising tactile! - A Very Rare find and totally charming. Larger Skull "Q" Size: 1 1/4" high x 1 1/4" wide. Smaller Skull "P" Size: 1 1/8" high x 1 1/8" wide. The item "TWO RARE ANTIQUE 18TH C EX-MUSEUM CARVED WOOD MEMENTO MORI VANITAS FETAL SKULLS" is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "yvonne890" and is located in Shropshire.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Spain.