German Memento Mori Early 20. For sale in this LOT is a wonderful example of an early 20. Century German Momento Mori a wonderful folk art piece which is made completely by hand. The skull sits on a wooden stem wrapped in an old worn linen cloth. The Mori is attached to a hand constructed coffin as shown in the photos provided. (We feel this item is not made from any endangered species artefacts) to the best of our knowledge this is true. Memento mori (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 ars 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. In the European Christian art context, the expression developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife. Condition: This is an antique item dated from the early 20. Century so expect wear and tear in the nature of loss of color, light scuffs and aging. Overall structurally perfect and in good condition. The item is light in weight and would have originally been hung from a wall. Size: H 9 x W 3 x D 1. This may cost a bit more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit. We always aim to make sure our customers are not disappointed or misinformed about items that are for sale in our store. For this reason we strongly recommend that relevant questions relating to the item in question are proposed to us directly, additionally all photographs are used as reference and as part of the advertisement. Additional to this we used a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyers cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information. Our promise: At The House of Antique we believe in what we do, deliver what we say we will deliver, and make sure that our unique items are presented and delivered as we would expect them to be presented and delivered to us. Customer service and satisfaction is as important as the item itself and we believe this is why our customers keep coming back for more beautiful and unique item to decorate their lives with. The item “German Memento Mori Early 20th Century Folk Art Primitive Religious Art Form” is in sale since Sunday, March 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Other Antiques”. The seller is “thehouseofantiqueslondon” and is located in Ilford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Chile.
- Age: 1900-1940
- Type: Memento Mori
- Original/Repro: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: Germany
- Material: Mixed Material