Figure of a man in a coffin, Italy, 1501-1600

Made:
1501-1600 in Italy

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Wooden statue, carved of a dead man, in miniature coffin, Italian, 16th century

Wooden carving of an emaciated man in a miniature coffin, made in Italy, possibly c. 1501-1600. The coffin carries a latin inscription 16th century and may be a kind of momento mori

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A629458
Materials:
box, wood and statue, wood
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture